Sunday, September 11, 2016

Revised poem: Somewhere There's A Someone

somewhere there's a someone
playing quiet electric guitar
on the patio of his Costa Mesa townhouse
with ROCKY II playing on TV in the den
he remembers his one year of local fame
as part of a cover band
playing Top 40 radio rock
such as Rick Springfield,
John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band,
John Cougar Mellencamp and Bryan Adams
then he plays the opening bars of
Springsteen's THE RIVER
and pauses to recall the line
about whether a dream is a lie
if it doesn't come true
or if it’s something worse

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