Grandfather

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Grandfather

Why is he holding a gun?

Tool belt is slumping
After a long day of
Who knows what.

Car door opened
Hastily it would seem,
But upon it
He rests with all leisure
On it off the road
Of some barrio hood.

Where in the wilderness
Has this hawk
Been stopped?

What jobs might have
Been tended to
Before by this
Super Studebaker
Frame?

Boot cut denim jeans
Hide roughed trims
Of inexpensive
Yet well-loved brogands.

Lizards in a hot sun
Rest behind the tires
On dust upon dust.

Binoculars slung
Around his neck
In preparation
For any coming safari.
A white shirt
Cut shorter at the sleeves.

But still,
Why is he holding that gun?

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