Maybe one day the Vet
will have you back Muldoon.
With the other greats:
Bednarik, Jaworski, Cunningham,
they never won anything in Philly either.
Bednarik did, but he sure as hell doesn’t act like it.
Maybe it won’t matter one day
and all the children’s librarians, pipe fitters, and financial advisors
won’t stuff d-cells in their pockets
before heading into the stadium.
And you’ll stand proud in a red winter coat like my mother’s,
the fur around the fringe of the hood,
You’ll hold your arms out, smile bright, and
release your love, without the fear of batteries,
the doctors taking your dick away,
or the accountant from Omaha that never called you back.
That shit doesn’t hurt like getting on the turnpike
and driving by the vet every day.
You know you can’t go back,
at least not just yet
Touchy - D. Rider
Philip Estes grew-up in Dayton, OH, home to Mike Schmidt, Paul Lawrence Dunbar and The Wright Brothers. He now lives in Kansas City, MO.
Street art, main piece - El Coucho.
Street art, Woody - Jef Aerosol.
Photo - Adam Lawrence.
D. Rider is the latest and darkest project from Chicago's Todd Rittmann.