Blues filter from the bars
along Beale street.
Lost lovers, unrequited lovers,
unfaithful lovers and, of course,
circumstantial lovers are mourned
with wailing harmonicas,
bent stringed electric moans,
a head pounding bass
and a bottom beat
that drives through the soul.
Since you left
this is all I have to
cheer me up.
R. Gerry Fabian is a retired English instructor andeditor of Raw Dog Press. http://rawdogpress.
bravesites.com/. He has published in various little and literary magazines since 1970.Currently, he is putting the finishing touches on a poetry manuscript of his published poetry and searching for a publisher.