WELL PLAYED CLICHÉ

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MEANDERTHAL MAN

 

24 hour minimarts 

always seem weird

but a coffee jones at 3:00AM

can be a dangerous thing.

 

It gets to be time

for Lou Reed & Donald Fagen

and Tom Waits

with a snifter of Grand Merniér

 

and like a broken record

I repeat myself

and transform simple motif

into well played cliché

 

It defies all odds

and twists imagination

into Play-Doh clay putty.

 

and a few beads of sweat

will ossify into verse

or at least the inspiration

to give proper thought 

to actually making the effort.

 

 

 

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Stephen's picture

Ah

Poetry from the pits of the night as the midnight hour strikes.

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It's a Tom Waits kind of

It's a Tom Waits kind of night

Stephen's picture

Or maybe John Prine?

Cool

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Prine does work at 3:00 AM.

Prine does work at 3:00 AM.