I Wish I Were in Puerto Rico

Thomas W Case

I woke up too early.
It was still dark out.
I tried to read some
Hunter S. Thompson, but
it made me thirsty,
not a drop in the  
I wish I were in
Puerto Rico.

A few nights ago my
girlfriend and
I got into it.
She bit me and
scratched my face.
We were drunk on  
wine from Argentina.
The coffee I’m  
drinking doesn’t taste
I wish I were in
Puerto Rico.

In the wee hours of
the morning
I decided
to shave my head.
It took four razors, but
I finally got the
job done.
I looked in the
and a stranger peered
back at me;
a head like Gandhi
and a face like Marciano.
I wish I were in
Puerto Rico.

my girlfriend and I went  
on a shoplifting spree.
I stole coffee,
a couple of books,
a hat, denture glue, and
a cock ring.
She’s a much better thief than
She took
razors, two tapestries, laundry soap and  
trash bags, makeup, shampoo
and coffee that doesn’t taste funny.
As the sun gently
kisses the horizon
and begins to bathe
Iowa City in golden light,
I wish I were in
Puerto Rico.

Tomorrow morning
I have to be in
A month ago I stole
some wine and got caught.
My day of reckoning has
almost arrived.
I should just get a
fine that I will
never pay, but
with these things,
one never knows.
The judge could be  
hung over or constipated
or worse yet, he could have
read my poetry.
I really wish I were in  
Puerto Rico.

  • Author: Thomas W Case (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 11th, 2024 13:40
  • Comment from author about the poem: Check out my recent book, Seedy Town Blues Collected Poems, On Amazon.com On my you tube channel, I read this poem, I wish I were in Puerto Rico.
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  • User favorite of this poem: Tom C Dylan.
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  • BlessedbyGod

    I wish i was too, never been to my husband home city of Ponce, Puerto Rico
    Can't wait to see it eventually

  • Bella Shepard

    You can't go wrong in Puerto Rico! Good write my friend.

  • sorenbarrett

    I enjoyed this piece. It didn't make me wish that I was in Porto Rico but rather glad that I am where I am.

  • hotidris

    Great poem about you wishing you were in Puerto Rico.

  • Neville

    I know I have said what I am about to say before .. but each time I have said it .. I have meant it ..

    this is probably my favourite TWC post to date .. which left me with an aftertaste of Bukowski and I aint talkin pussy cat neither .. and just for the record, I shall be in Puerto Rico in June .. Neville

    • Thomas W Case

      Lol, thank you, my friend. Truly appreciated.

    • Goldfinch60

      Good fun write Thomas, I hope you get to Puerto Rico soon.


    • Teddy.15

      May you get back to a place in which gives you so much of what you love. 🌹

      • Thomas W Case

        Thanks, Teddy. I appreciate it.

      • Tom C Dylan

        Love this and love your reading of it.

        • Thomas W Case

          Thanks for watching Tom. I truly appreciate it.

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