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OLWG# 227- Song of Sánchez

Haibun, written for OLWG# 227



Sánchez downed the shot of Tequila in one and sucked the lime. Leaning to the side, he reached beneath the table to remove his boot and ended up tugging on the left one for what seemed an eternity. Finally, giving up and switching to the other one, which came off smooth-like. He smiled. His gold tooth shone in the desert sunlight, “Only have three toes on this foot,” he explained. He hooked his right hand around the boot heel, swung his arm back and launched the scuffed ‘Tony Llama’ at a pack of mangy curs that had been edging ever closer to us, looking, and hoping for a handout. The dogs scattered, but not too far. Single booted Sánchez waved to Maria, signalling for another bottle.

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I smoothed my lapels
imagined Arizona
Someplace, not New York




This week’s prompts were:

  1. street dogs
  2. old shoes
  3. imaginary Arizona

4 thoughts on “OLWG# 227- Song of Sánchez

  1. “Imagined Arizona” is what rang true, most of all. The years I lived there, never saw a mangy dog but my own three. None would have scattered, though. Just shrugged.

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  2. There are always places we would rather be. And sometimes we can make those imaginings come true… like kayaking on a lake 😉

    I had relatives who lived in AZ… a built up area. Didn’t see to many strays. But while traveling to see something we did see little wisps of ‘Dirt Devils’ – no boot’ll stop that.

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