Treasure Island

Nate Flying Owl

(01/07/88 / Milwaukie, OR)

Letter To Kokopelli


Kokopelli, mythic flutist,
Does any of today's music
Hold up to your criteria?
Are modern composers worthy
Of the best praise one can recieve
Or of the most brutal disdain?

What modern songs do you enjoy?
How many infuriate you
With their pedestrian rhythms
And lack of creative lyrics?
Or are there songs I have not heard
That you whole-heartedly adore?

Do the songs of America
Sound to you, as they do to me,
To be dipping in quality?
Are you open-minded enough
To accept music's direction
As it is, forever an art?

Submitted: Saturday, August 17, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, August 21, 2013
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