Trailer Park Quarterly V3

The Musician Napping out on Willis Road

     For Jeff Hoag

Guitar case as pillow, slow
is the tempo of afternoon leaves
on dirty jeans and lumber trucks
that skate by. The trumpet
of diesel doesn't bother him.
He is focused on the past --
women who: danced in parking lots,
made coffee, smelled like scented candles.
Evening is coming, the time to move
from the edge of Willis Road, slump
down the hill and find a gig,
a place to inspire a new song. Or two.

Formerly a radio disc jockey in upstate NY, Scott received a PhD in English from the Center for Writers in Hattiesburg, MS, in 2010. Currently, he is living and teaching in South Florida.