James Daniels
POETRY
 

Duane Allman Esperanto

“Whipping Post” with Dickie Betts

 

that guitar and another
in cosmic conversation
spilling reckless stars
words we cannot
birds we cannot name
the wheel of terror
at the joy pure
invisible indivisible
eyes shuttered
frenzy of notes
small watches
big time
whipping
slide
        post
slide
fossil of broken heart
centuries ago
hear me
centuries ago
thawed, revived
revised, testifying
to blindness
happy to be back
to tell the sad story
say it again
say it the same
say it different
get out while you can
get in while you can
the soul’s coals smolder
a little bit of hell
for buoyancy
maps for kindling
two small matches
one big fire


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