The Incident on Pine Bluff

By William C. Burns, Jr.

It was the weirdest thing
I mean this piece right here
it just fell out of the sky
Bout last week when it was storming
with all the lightning
you remember

Well this other piece
hit Bess . . .
No my wife
Hit her in the head
and she looked real surprised
And kinda funny
I ain't seen her like that
Since before we was married
And she was kinda excited
And I got excited too
At first she was talking real fast
And then
She started jumping round the kitchen and buzzing
like she was electric
And then . . .
This piece right here
It fell off her

I miss her something fierce

Copyright 2000, William C. Burns, Jr.

About the Author

William C. Burns, Jr. (Bill) was born in Washington DC, circa the early fifties, which puts him on the trailing edge of the beautiful generation (remember the Hippies? OK for those of you too young to remember, how bout Shaggy from Scooby Doo?). Raised in West Virginia in and around the rolling hills and glens of Charleston, he moved to South Carolina in 1984 with his wife and three children.

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