Wednesday, January 05, 2011

5000


when 5000 birds fall out of the sky in Arkansas
you have to ask yourself why, oh why

I sometimes think of Leon Russell
and the siren call of his dulcet voice

and how if flows like liquid mercury
and how he looks like, let’s face it, God

and how he’s from Arkansas although
the more I think about it, and I am thinking

about it more and more, I think that Tulsa
is not in Arkansas, perhaps it is in Oklahoma

oh yes you know, Oklahoma, Tulsa
Oklahoma, where men grow up to look like God

nonchalantly killing birds with their God voices
before they vanish in a puff of smoke like a

beautiful stupid song by Elton John

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