i’ll follow your lead…

i'll follow your lead

aunt bea
said
your
crazy cousin
called me
the one
whose appearance
at church
involves
an entourage
her children
second husband
and
lesser friends
dragged there
to hear her sing
another off-tune hymn
and
as is always
the case
she was up in my face
’bout her latest
good cause
without pause
encouraging me
to support
her
charity
but
as you may recall
all she ever does
is
talk
so i said
honey
why don’t you just
write
the check
this
time

12 thoughts on “i’ll follow your lead…

  1. God, I really love how you read this. I love the way Aunt Bea seems to have hernpwn rhythms and rhyme structures in her poems. I don’t knownthat it sank in before, her jazz qualities. Subtle and rich.

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