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all your berlin walls couldn't put humpty dumpty back together
the wailing wall of berlin
just got a spectacular haircut
and cheerleaders everywhere
cannot ever die,
according to a well known
scientific journal.

i'll take room in the mayhem suite
i hear it's the best view in the entire hotel.
no bartender i ever met
came close to being lethargic.
back scratchers for the first fifty
lucky callers.

telephone pole ran into a car
the car got hot and made a scene
sandra dee in gidget
meets freud
the musical

tell all calls to hold on
they got narratives in every ear
the house is just big enough
a doctor could be in it

humpty dumpty had eggs for breakfast.
he'd just discovered the mother lode.
when he fell
all the cell phones died.

the tall signposts
begin to strut,
the earth
tosses its dice
and the catch of the day
hasn't yet

june 21 2009
car wheels on a gravel road
lucinda williams


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