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Rock Obit.

Your chords struck

like summer lightning,

cool,charismatic,

lost in the ephemeral

geography of Route 66

jamming with Waters,Hendrix and Page

in unrecorded sessions,

unannounced out of town gigs,

no Sam Phillips and

Union Avenue for you,

just the frisson of

word of mouth and late

night unattended studios;

Your fledgling promise

of a could’ve,should’ve future

eclipsed by androgynous pin-ups

and their Top 40 golden disc,

that got taken away from you

in a drunken early morning call you made,

“you let them steal my song,you..”

that ensured you were never heard;

Years later, discarded

recordings belatedly retrieved

from forgotten storerooms,

piqued public curiosity,

“whatever happened to…”

2 a.m. rundown motel lobby,

someplace south of Phoenix,

a late night deal,

a drunken brawl,

a passing Sheriff

who thought he saw

you reaching for…

chords that struck

like summer lightning.

1980’s Elvis Costello Song

We get our boarding passes
and head on thro’ the gate ,
we always get there early
so that we’re never ever late.

(Chorus):And we don’t know
until the Plane crashes
just how long
this flight’s gonna take

We sit next to each other
say “hello” and have a chat ,
though neither of us knows which
of our names is gonna be pulled from the hat.

And we don’t know
until the Plane crashes
just how long
this flight’s gonna take

Drinks are served as we watch the in-flight movie
“Airport 75 “,that’s okay,
smiling at the thought how we’ll get
into separate cabs when we land at JFK

And we don’t know
until the Plane crashes
just how long
this flight’s gonna take

During our brief time together
we’ll buy presents for our spouses ,
so that we don’t have to talk to them
when we return back home to our separate houses.

And we don’t know
until the Plane crashes
just how long
this flight’s gonna take.