Cape Charles

by Kitty Boots

Drudgin' crabs again in December
basket full, bubbling, gills working, the under-size ones hidden in the middle

Marine Police issue a citation

and I know Jack's electricity will get cut off again
he'll show up at the Bull Pen and I'll buy him a beer

just to listen to him play his slide guitar and sing John Prine

we'll throw dimes on the floor for his Lab to retrieve
get drunk and spin doughnuts in the parking lot
and go down to the docks to check the lines on his boat