2020-03-24T22:26:20-07:00January 12th, 2020|Musings on life|

Ode to John Mann

If you never knew John Mann
you might still have heard
his music

although it’s not the kind
you hear with your ears

but with your body
tricking you
into dancing

except his softer songs
where your heart
tries to push
against your chest
to get a better seat

and yet he died
the way people do


so we play his music
louder now
than we ever did

and yesterday
that long line up
of faces who loved him

our hair and black
clothes whipping
in the wind

ninety kilometres an hour
the radio said

or was it just John
trying to tip
us over

tricking us
into dancing.

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