“Driving Through Marietta, Ohio” by Robert Bartusch


Fishing boat crosses
Under this bridge.
Rivertown houses,
Old gas stations.
Old men drink
Whiskey on their porches
Next to freshly cut flowers
That their wives put there.
Trees surround me,
So many potential stories here.
Drift
Through this pretty town,
I’m on my way to other places.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Bartusch is a bar manager in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has a BA in English from Ohio University and has been writing in his free time while working in bars and restaurants for 17 years. He is also a songwriter for the rock band Hurricane Hotpants. twitter.com/hhpants