All He Really Needs

old man sitting
alone in the afternoon

listening to the wind.

tired of the fight,
tired of the struggle,
tired of bailing water

in a sinking boat.

tired of having less
and working more....
tired of the want and need....

when all he really needs....
is a friend, a good book,
a cup of coffee....

maybe a drink!
a little time for himself,
and a lover who

doesnt want anything more
than his company!
and dammit, that's not

too much to ask!

by Eric Cockrell

Comments (1)

oh! very nicely expressed..