Like a republican in the US Congress, he smiled and played the doting dad..All the while he had his hand in her purse. He says he earned it, how by sleeping with a woman? Yep a real man by any man's standards. One day the machine will get him to.
The shark pulls into the drive of the cave it calls home. Oil warm from a good run, the smell of burn rubber and splashed beer still hang in the air. MSNBC still on the sat. radio, keeping the dream of a better nation still alive. Its legs are ready to go again.... It needs to fight the oppression that is the Tea Party, the wack jobs on the Right, who say the love this country. Like a country music star who doesn't really live in Nashville but NYC. City folk making a joke on the cow pokes in the North Dakota. The common man is now blind to the game. The common man still feels that he has some control. Some hold on his future, which is now the same future of Detroit... The images are faded, crumbled and scared. It's not that Detroit isn't an icon of America, it is, it’s the image of American Excess. The dark side of all that "Apple Pie & Chevy" had a bill, a credit card statement is not a thing anyone wants at the end of the month. Mostly because they can't pay the minimum payment.
The sun grows harsher in the winter months of a man's life. Things that were once bendable break. The speed that was in on demand is now out done by a younger model. The bark grows darker and the leaves fall away. It is harder to make a living when you’re being it's self is under attack via progress. You were once only a sapling and now you’re nothing but old driftwood in a Florida swamp. Waiting to be used as back fill or if your lucky, furniture.
The life of a bar owner is never what it seems.