The Youth Dusty leather boots scratching pavement littered with cigarettes smoked by scruffy teens in their dusty leather jackets hanging on clotheslines of their mother's day was yesterday youth ate sandwiches of turkey is a country on rye bread is hard to earn wearing dusty leather boots scratching back on the pavement.
This is a throwback poem from a previously published book. I’ll be posting throwbacks every Wednesday.
This poem appears in the book Tea & Sprockets. I wrote it sometime in my early 20s when I used to carry a notebook around and scratch out whatever I could during a day off or a lunch break.
Tea & Sprockets
Tea & Sprockets is D.L. Lang's debut poetry book. This collection spans 15 years of work, encompassing poems from 1995 to 2010. Across the 106 selected poems, Lang weaves together themes of love and friendship, death and loss, war and peace.