I Always Answer with the Right Name When They Call Me

A road led there
Where once they chose grief
Frail alders mark their graves
Passing in the Subaru…

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St. James Infirmary Blues
True national anthem

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Autumn storm warm wind
Leaves dancing
The withered ones
Death’s butterflies

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Next time I saw you
You were my anima

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Spent the weekend with many aging happy people

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Today I’m reading about the unborn

2 thoughts on “I Always Answer with the Right Name When They Call Me

  1. When Asked, I Admit To The Crime Of Theft
    And To The Sin Of Envy But Not Pride
    bgfay – November 5, 2018
    (with apologies to Stephen Kuusisto)

    A road led there, but it was a dark place
    and the weather had turned from apples
    past pumpkins into some place beyond
    the celebration of all the saints.

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    Cocaine Blues, The National Anthem,
    but not Nearer My God To Thee

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    Someone else’s winter storm sends
    our leaves dancing, running hard to the east
    dead butterflies in the colors of the monarchs

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    Next time I saw you
    I was unrecognizable or maybe
    simply forgotten.

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    Spent the weekend by the side of the pool.

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    Today, I’m listening for a horse in a desert
    La, la, la, la-la-la-la, la-la-la, la la.

    bgfay.com

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