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rose hill blues

    chorus 52 funny you should mention them ol clickity-clack blues i been rollin round with dr. sax searchin for my walkin shoes   so its funny you should mention you got that hobo moan a-goin cause ol master … Continue reading

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A Jug of Cranberry Juice

today’s a day to celebrate don’t give a fuck open up those pearly gates do something really stupid poke the bear push your fucking luck buy a bottle of irish whiskey and a quarter ounce of cocaine pretend you know … Continue reading

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MY JESUS

Is a gay black man Who loves women and Muslims and Jews. My Jesus got off That slivered cross some Two thousand years ago, rolled away His stone and went back to smoking Behind the Salvation Army thrift store. Sometimes … Continue reading

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ICARUS FLIES AGAIN

In Butte Clouds hang low As Wobbly agitators Suspended like saucers, Whole plates of mashed potatoes, Or maybe platters, paint palettes Your mother might have dreamed up To mix the dark oil she splayed Across nightmarish canvas . . . … Continue reading

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podunk no horse

you know this place peeled paint picked flakes and rusted hay rakes anchored in duff and shrouded in weeds the moist smell of earth in your nostrils kissing the dirt and smoking snake grass talking to the notorious absent you … Continue reading

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LAST VISIT

He lies supine on top of the covers, hands on his belly, beard trimmed, eyes closed, the rise of his chest suggesting sleep, so I watch him breathe for awhile. Usually when I touch his knee, slowly he opens his … Continue reading

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AFTER JERRY KRAMER

To be there in that moment, blood & sweat freezing to skin—elbows & shins bruised, swollen—the turf hard as stone—you crouching, feet measured by feet right & left, legs spread shoulder width— twisting cleats, digging in, finding that bite, then … Continue reading

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Honorable Men

  Shakespeare was right My Old Man knew it And the Founding Fathers agreed   Greed, fear, and jealousy drive Humanity goosestepping toward the edge Desperate men are easily conned   The dupes, the pawns, the patsies spin A little … Continue reading

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THE KID

It didn’t seem fair to the horse trying to buck him off, Benny’s feet almost dragging in the arena dirt. Literally he was larger than life for this butch-waxed, popcorn muncher sporting four-inch rolled-up cuffs on his husky jeans. Benny … Continue reading

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Bravery

may be confused often with arrogance and stupidity, chest thumping, posing, the fear of backing down, being perceived as weak or afraid, afraid to be compared to women, the weaker sex real men must protect from the other real men … Continue reading

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