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Forgetting About John Fahey

The first photo is a colorless
over-exposed grimacing boy in a cap
standing before a white clapboard house
urged to smile, anxious for play,
not yet aware of acoustics.

In the second photo,
as if in formal fencing posture
head aloof, solemn as a magistrate,
a line for a mouth,

holding a contraption with metal strings,
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Michael Shepherd 25 June 2008

'Prose poem', Lamont? Isn't there a place where 'prose' meets 'poem' -it's called 'word selection'? The music is way back in the mind...

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Lamont Palmer 10 April 2006

I think if I had to pick a favorite prose poet on this site, (not a fate worse than death for me, contrary to what some may believe) you'd be it. Nice blend of directness and a bit of meditation. -LP

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