Ezy Reading:
Clovis, NM
Evan Kanarakis

We came looking for Betty Sue
Wound up in this hotel room
Where the walls closed in
To a thousand hours
Of conversation
Pause, take a breath

Gas station dinners
Of candy and beer
Then talk some more
Freight train frantic into another night
We cared not-
Lost in the glow
Of falling in love

Here’s to those dust bowl days
When I made you smile
When I made you laugh
Tried so hard
To keep for you
The better version of myself

Headed west on the 40, it unraveled
Figured the farther away I got
The better you’d be
-I’m probably right-
But I still can’t shake this badge of fool
For the night when I lost, truly
My Betty Sue



Ezy Reading is out every month.