Daily Archives: April 22, 2016

Musicians

On the day 
Prince and Lonnie Mack passed 
musicians
from Mali to Malibu
stared at their instruments
for hours in silence
trying to decide
between immolation
and drowning. 

On the day after
Prince and Lonnie Mack passed
musicians
in bedrooms and arenas,
musicians
singed or soaked,
slapped out the flames
or toweled off their hands
and played,
badly
or competently
or well,

fire and flood
behind 
and around and
inside them.

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