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Crocker! The Night I Met Larry Brown

By Dan Crocker Jun 19, 2014 - 4:41 PM print


The night I met Larry Brown

the catfish weren't biting.

He sat down on the barstool

next to me and said, hello

I'm Larry Brown.

 

He shook his head real slow then.

No, he says, I'm not. That's a

lie. I'm Richard. I was Larry

Brown's best friend.

 

The night I met Larry Brown

he had wet brain. He was 32.

 

The night I met Larry Brown

it had all just about gone to hell.

He grabbed the front of my shirt

curled it into his fist.

Larry used to throw dog food

out onto the lake--

Wait, he said. That story's

not interesting. By the way,

I'm Richard.

 

The night I met Larry Brown

I thought about how

it all scattered like black birds--

the same ones that flutter

in my chest when I have

the shakes.

 

The night I met Larry Brown

I was in love.

 

The night I met Larry Brown

was the closest I'd come

to a fight in years. But I looked

at myself, grown fat   in the

bar room mirror and thought

better of it.

The night I met Larry Brown

you better believe I was tired

of being the fat friend.

 

The night I met Larry Brown

he reintroduced himself to me

as Richard seven or eight times.

Each time, my shirt, clutched in

his hand.

 

The girl next to me says

she has to quit drinking.

It kills her system.

I tell her that's the point.

Larry Brown agrees.

 

Larry Brown thinks whiskey

is a wonder drug, but

pharmaceutical companies have conspired

to keep it from us. It gives

your insides a healthy workout, he says.

 

The night I met Larry Brown

I'm in love.

 

The night I met Larry Brown

he tells me all he ever wanted

was to teach high-school. I have

what it takes, he says. I'm Richard.

 

His rat faced friend puts his

arm around my shoulder.

Don't mind him, he says,

he just gets like this.

 

Like what, I say.

Drunk, he says.

 

The night I met Larry Brown

he asked me what the fuck

it is exactly that I'm trying to be.

 

I didn't have an answer for him.

 

The night I met Larry Brown

I'm in love with either the ghost

of what I should have become

or the joke of what I have.

 

And then somewhere

there's a daughter as blue

as any sky has ever been

as blue as the last note

of this Hank Williams song

as blue as I am

and churning as violently.

 

I couldn't help wonder

what would become of her,

the night I met Larry Brown.




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