Tomorrow The River (poem by Devin McGuire)
May 29, 2016
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Hermit (poem by Devin McGuire)

Hermit

They pulled a thieving hermit
out of the Maine woods
after twenty-seven years.
I didn’t care what the police said.
I didn’t care what the victims said,
and I sure as hell didn’t care
what the news-people said.
I was too entranced by what the hermit said.
He said before he’d been caught, jailed,
and integrated back into this loud
shit-hole society
he was free
absolutely free.