My buddy Steve, he’s got some scars

Well hidden, but still they are


It really breaks my heart,

some of the things he’s shared w/me

He didn’t grow up in the most affectionate family

but thankfully, he learned from that

What not to be, and he’s always

been great to me

it’s a wonder he made it

through his youth with his sanity

By:J.N.R Dutton

The Subaru

I remember daddy having an old black Subaru

That thing was a rust bucket, I’m telling you

we called it the tin can, but at least it ran

It wasn’t til years later, I began to understand

the sacrifice…

He drove it even though it was a heap,

not because he was “being cheap”

but because his money went

to doing things

like providing our food

& a warm bed to sleep in…

I’ve got appreciation & respect

for that old car, in retrospect

By: J.N.R Dutton