Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Grinning at the Bar and Grill by R. G. Ziemer

I don’t know
just what’s so funny
about a bunch of old 
south side tough guys
telling the same old stories
but better every time and
talking about trips to Tampa,
golf and grandkids,
who got cancer and
how they
hey but have another 
cheap-ass beer
let’s raise our glasses
remember when.

 R. G. Ziemer was born on the south side of Chicago and presently lives in Warrenville, IL, where he writes poetry and fiction. Ziemer participates in several writing groups and enjoys sharing his work at local reading series and open mics. His novel The Ghost of Jamie McVay was published in 2019, and his short stories and poems have appeared in print and online journals. He teaches composition at the College of DuPage.

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