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Willie and Johnny and a Woman of Questionable Character

highwaymen

 

I need folk songs cut

from gravel and bone

or the blues

any blues

but the whiny kind

all the too cool kids

sing these days

 

I need my shirts black

drums thick

fiddles high

and harmonicas

wet and pressed

against lips dried

and cracked

by the spotlight

 

I need Willie Nelson

and Johnny Cash

played back-to-back

and a woman of

questionable character

crying life into

a microphone last dropped

by that skinny little shit

from the opening act

 

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One thought on “Willie and Johnny and a Woman of Questionable Character

  1. Melody J Haislip on said:

    Great poem, Bill. I could almost smell the spilled beer and cigarette smoke.

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