Goodbye Mt Rushmore

Crossing Pine Mountain in winter


someone died tonight…

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving.

In Harlan…

Are we supposed to cook?

She was going to Mt. Rushmore-

North Dakota

before Cancer called last month.

An empty place at the table

gives thanks

for these Thy many gifts. 

In the morning,

Black Friday  

Finalizes the funeral plans.

Jim Boggs is from Harlan County Kentucky and has spent most of his life working as a Broadcaster on Radio and Television. It took Jim 21 years and seven states before returning to Eastern Kentucky where he has spent the last 32 years.  Jim has been in “Pine Mountain Sand and Gravel,” “Randomly Accessed Poetics,” and featured by Reward Publishing as Poet of the Month in August 2016. He resides in Hazard Kentucky.