LADY, YOU SHOT ME #29

by October 12, 2015 1 comment

He got to see there is
everything. He got to see
there is nothing.

It would have been
his greatest song
if the bullets hadn’t pierced

his lungs the way they did.
Just two and a half more
minutes of air

& he could have shown us
the entire depth of the well
we all swim in.

editors note:

Everything and nothing; with a little more air, he could have sung more of both. (RIP, Sam Cooke.) – mh clay

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