You've stumbled into a place I like to call "Spiders Broken Chain". You'll find this poem in my book along with another about the same place. A broken chain can mean many things to people. Have you ever wondered about a bro that just disappears? I've had a few. We figure they just leave the state, or go off into another life. However there is another possibility. Evil is out there. We see it every day. Sometimes it takes the form of a neighbor a friend or the stranger on the corner. Perhaps evil has a face! Perhaps evil is a soul with a purpose! Wandering the earth looking for others of a kind...or the unwitting.
I hope you enjoy this little piece of work. I enjoyed writing it.
Spiders Broken Chain
By Wild Bill © copyright 1996 all rights reserved.
It was late in October the nights were gettin' cold.
A cold wind was blowin' that chilled me to my hide
I came across a fellah broke down along the road.
In return for my assistance he offered me a tip
So I set off for the bar known as Spiders Broken Chain
His directions led me onto the alternate from town.
A warning hand of winter slapped the bike with a gust,
The Broken Chain from outside was a typical old bar
On a road of former glory but now where few will travel.
Music bellowed from within. I felt the rhythm of the base.
I set mine on the kickstand with the others left to graze.
The door closed behind me as I looked around the room
The music that had threatened the foundation of the place
I looked around in confusion turned to leave with a shrug
"Welcome to the Broken Chain" he stated with a grin.
With untimely wit I made this guarantee,
The bell above the bar played a solitary toll.
A shot glass was placed in front of every seat,
I too received a beer to hold above my head
Every glass in the room floated into space
I stared at this illusion while backing for the door
As politely as I could I declined the second round
How many times the bell rang I cannot truly state.
Then with the final toll I felt an inner chill
"Do you want this on your tab or shall we settle this tonight?"
He appraised me from a distance then slowly closed the gap.
So now I ride a highway in a different time and place
Where they can have a brew out of the cold and rain