Photography © Edward S. Gault


Was Vinnie Van a Deadhead

It looks like a joint
dangling from skeleton’s jaw
Sher Bidi perhaps
a few Dead tunes rush to mind
Was Vinnie Van a Deadhead?

that burning doobie
almost sheepish grin on face
nothing in the eyes
in the attics of my life
a dusty print of painting

destitute painter
toking quietly the joint
just what’s so creepy?
Scarlet begonias dying
it’s mid Autumn anyway


George Schaefer is a Philly born poet who enjoys flirting with various poetic forms. Occasionally, poetic forms flirt back and some words get committed to the page.

Edward S. Gault is a poet and fine art photographer. He lives at Mosaic Commons, a co-housing community in Berlin, Ma.