4/9/10

LISTENING TO BLUES IN A FISH JOINT, DOWNTOWN DENVER


I need this unreeling of heartache, and

the downtown turnaround.

--Over, and over and over.

When you gonna come back, baby?

--Over and over and over.

Why did you leave me?

The god of all things reached

Behind the counter, pulled up a sour dishrag and

Cleaned off the mess.

--We all went tumbling down.

I said, Over and over and over.

--We all went tumbling down

c Joy Harjo Denver April 7, 2010

3 comments:

The Beach Blog said...

Please change the font/type color - this is unreadable

rtfgvb7818 said...

IS VERY GOOD..............................

sparrow said...

Love this one Joy, takes me into all kinds of textures and hues. Thanks

Love the line, "The god of all things reached Behind the counter, pulled up a sour dishrag and Cleaned off the mess."

The motto of the The god of all things. . .And this too. . .And that too. . . After the tumbling down how quickly that bottom reaches up.