Sunday, June 10, 2007

Old Poem


alt 5.4.2013


On a sunny Derby Day
Milwaukee
the East Side
up by the pagoda-looking gas station
around 1971
got lost

got lost just
a few blocks from home.

Saw these placed
I had never seen before
the brown faces that
I knew from the buses.

let's see
how's this
going to go?

And kids came out
climbing over rubble
singing "hippies in town"
singing "hippies in town"

me and dave and jim did
a sort of 
cold tremble
seemed like sirens
everywhere in the air
we were over the milwaukee river
and when a car engine would start
it was like a slow explosion
as we found our way

bippity-bop-slop-drop
back to the well-known
main drag
say
east ogden ave

Now
on Mission Hill
with many in their graves
but not the 3 musketters

and there is an old hippie
fellow traveller playing

I'm a Little Mixed Up
Key to the Highway
Cool it Down
First I look at the Purse
Dead Flowers
Im Ready.

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On a sunny Derby Day
on the East Side Milwaukee
up by the pagoda-looking gas station
got lost
a few blocks from home.

Saw these placed
I had never seen before
the brown faces that
I knew from the buses.

And kids came out
climbing over rubble
singing "hippies in town"
my buddies and I did a
cold tremble
seemed like sirens
everywhere in the air
as we found our way
back to the well-known
main drag.

Now
on Mission Hill
there is an old hippie
playing
Chess sampler
I'm a Little Mixed Up.

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