52 SONGS

...the letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life...

Friday, January 21, 2011

Frost / Kennedy

Here's an essay my friend Aaron wrote that I much enjoyed. Perhaps you will, too.

My Band

When he said, You’re band is ok, it’s

Pleasant, it sounded jokey—the tone—

Though he meant it. In the intervening years,

Surplus CDs have scarred birds

Raiding the fruit trees, have served

As coasters for drinks for guests who

Sometimes “drop in,” and have been hung

As part of a shiny, clicking wind-chime,

For reals, made with binder clips,

And twine. The cases I have no use for.

Thursday, January 20, 2011