Comrades! Let us hew some wood
and carry some water. Nobody
knows the trouble a body has seen.
That woman’s hips could spin
a circle around your life.
It’s on the jukebox so it must
be real. Friday night we never
think one thing about cotton.
Wind a ribbon through your hair,
you have long gray locks,
you don’t care who knows it.
Someone surely wants to touch it.
Your mother can’t see your face
anymore so she won’t be troubled.
That other guy is a torch-
haunted dowser. He can find
water anywhere. What is
the impulse to blow sound
past your lips? The pen moves
through the silk of the page.
Blue on white quoth the voice
the next day. In U. S. history
Washington refused to be King.
He returned to his farm
and freed his slaves. We heard
his wife was pissed. Can’t confirm
that story. Never met the woman.
Magoo, you’ve done it again! This poem does everything I want short poems to do. It closes nicely,
it leaves a pleasant aftertaste, and it gently stimulates all of our best human impulses. I’m not kidding Bro. This is a joyful thing
Thanks, Steve! Really glad you liked this one.
Thanks, Steve! Really glad you like it.