76 Swordfish Street (8 1/2 bar blues)

donwanna come down hard
on the self-styled avant-garde
              nor would I join its ragged band
              to give decrepitude a hand
this keyboard here’s got only seventy-six keys
but likely as not, won’t be needin’ all of these
              for my little Bach preludes
              [to keep me off the quaaludes]
biddleybumpdeboom –  meant a staircase for Mel Brooks
a pleep was a strawberry …silken lines, silver hooks
               but it don’t really matter what poetic forms you choose
               you aingonna escape these declining empire blues


[silken lines, silver hooks……………is stolen from John Donne]



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