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By Mankh (Walter E. Harris III)
Axis of Logic
Thursday, Jan 14, 2016

For David Bowie

    If you say run, I’ll run with you
    If you say, hide we’ll hide

crisp starry winter cold
when moonlight becomes lovely and serious
many a summer love found
and lost under a moonlit night
multi-faced and faceted
beautifully creviced
like a grandmother’s face
a magician’s assistant
disappearing and reappearing
old man and pubescent tune
maybe even see a rune
on my childhood bedside wall
the cow jumped over the moon
it’s cliché
but you have to
howl at the moon
lest it all
get too serious
Bowie a Bugs Bunny of personas
keep dancin’ in the moonlight
gender-bender music-sender befriender
may the music of the spheres
be heard within your
timeless ears
Note: title and epigraph from his song “Let’s Dance”

Mankh (Walter E. Harris III) is an essayist and resident poet on Axis of Logic. In addition to his work as a writer, he is a small press publisher and Turtle Islander. His recent book is “Drive-thru Theofascism & The Hero's Journey” and the newest is “Dear_______, poem-letters to friends and enemies.” You can contact him via his literary website.


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