A VALLEY CAN ALSO BECOME A DEPRESSED STATE OF MIND
Everything you wear,
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you wear to its grave,
your gray stockings\
a small hole near the big toe,
its color an undistinguished gray
your shirt with a stain
your pants frayed at the bottom,
a rip in one pocket,
change falling freely
creating melodies you are always
too busy to hear.
No past lurking like a phantom
The future? Not tricking me today into possibles and impossibles
All untrue, untrue
The caffeine I am weaned
Booze, a distant memory of last weekend’s 3 pints
Gordon Biersch with a Chicago teacher
Aches and pains from my beloved sport?
Not a knee, ankle, wrist, back, Achilles, shoulder, or calf
No Advil in sight
Worry about the wife and kid-no way!
They more likely to worry about me…the Chinese Queen and Princess
Arizona clan? They got their pine breezes, lakes, and Trader Joe’s
Worried about living on an island?
Teaching and coaching?
Writing in the mornings?
You see, I would have to make up some ills and blackness
Like an actor
Why? When real life is so sweet, and the freedom you can taste
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Leonard Cohen My Friend
Death is a bitch and a whore
comes with hat on or off,
Jewish, Christian or lover years ago called Nancy.
Death is a passport, a left behind baggage note.
My leverage sinks, I see you pass human.
These my fears, your fright, being broke, old-royalties stole Suzanne.
Now branches, extended limbs, point outward nowhere-
doors Montreal collapse tomb, dance with me,
end perfume love, a few dead flowers.
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in the run for office
lack of a plan
to help the country,
to get elected,
forget campaign promises
until reelection time,
serve those who funded them,
ignore needs of the people,
unless it suits their masters,
always present themselves
as loyal Americans
serving the nation,
although we do not know
who owns their loyalty.