pick a side…

From CWMartin Image Collection

From CWMartin Image Collection

on thursdays
before heading
downtown
to hear some
straight ahead jazz
i swing by
aunt bea’s
as part of
the day’s
routine
this week
as i was telling her
about
my rather
frustrating day at work
frustrating
in that
i couldn’t get
the other managers
to cooperate
on a non-corporate
humanitarian project
they were all
too
busy
to get involved
so
i said
i’ll be
doing it
by myself
she just smiled
and said
i still recall
how you
and
your cousins
would practice
for hours
those quail calls
you heard
from native americans
on the old
tv westerns
even though
you knew
the indians
would
and did
lose
those scripted battles
seems like
even then
you knew
winning
wasn’t
everything
and
that
some battles
must be
fought

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