Walt Whitman Sang the Body Electric, I Sing

by wechslerh66











like a broken calliope bird
between metonymous night
& the eponymous dawn
like the organist
who plays “When Johnny Comes Marching Home”
when the leadoff hitter named Johnny bats
like the Quarrymen
at the Cavern Club
or the Star-Club
an die sündige Meile
like the heavenly warehouse
of old 45s
whose burned-out marquee reads WE SELL SOUL
like the hellbound werewolf
outside your bedroom door
who howls every night but won’t ever come in
unless you let him in

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