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1.
Lullaby In Blue
The child takes her first journey
through the inner blue world of her mother's body,
blue veins, blue eyes, frail petal lids.
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2.
Lament
Fog dense as a bed sheet hung at the window,
and through that white blindness come
the eerie cries of cows moaning in the field
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3.
Bass Line
He needs a bigger body, bull fiddle
to make that thump, that deeper pulse, he needs
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4.
Here
Wharves with their warehouses sagging
on wooden slats, windows steamed up
and beaded with rain—it's a wonder
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5.
Sex Ed
Well-dressed, demure, jammed into those
politely arranged desks, it's hard to be
serious, but we are. No one even parts lips
to acknowledge what used to drive us crazy
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6.
Doing Time
They call me Babe and make a kissing noise
from inside their bars and inside their rage.
Most of them are men, though they act like boys
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7.
Back With The Quakers
You think you can handle these things:
sunlight glinting off a red Jaguar
honking at the old woman who has snagged
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8.
A Song In There
To stave off trouble, the old bluesmen are singing,
without a doubt, singing-on doorsteps, in bare yards
with folding chairs tipsy on tree roots. No tape rolling,
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9.
Gulls In The Wind
Bedraggled feathers like bonnets
that would fly off if they weren't strapped,
kazoo voiced, a chorus of crying dolphins
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10.
Latcho Drom
Nowhere to nest, to rest their heads,
like starlings scattered by gunshot—
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