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Tapa notebook, Oct 2007.



13/10/07: Nashville


Twilight bird cloud
      over neon Tootsie's
   Wild Orchard Lounge

Pink to black changes
          the Nashville skyline.

Bluegrass is drifting down
   from the honky-tonks
a slap-bass who toured
   with Cash and a rhinestone
      picker, faster than
          the devil his-self.

Hank Williams too,
      working the crowd
for tips, double-letter waltzing,
      like Chattanooga
          or Mississippi

At the bottom of town
   General Jackson paddle-
      wheels the Cumberland still,
lighting the warm Tennessee night
        a loose star plunging
            into the current.

 

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Brian Flaherty