THE PRICE OF A STAR

  And she sang of hope and harmony in a borrowed frock on Tuesday nights in a smoky bar below the Bowery where the Irish downed their whiskey while the Italians were always frisky and they touched her, always, after; her faithful followers fingering flesh as if to caress the affection she injected into lyrics […]

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I CAME TO THE CITY, MY MUSE, MISS MITCHELL

My series of poems ‘I Came to the City” has been inspired by the music and artistry of Joni Mitchell, whose music I first head in a little back side, one floor up apartment in the Marais in Paris in 1998 played for me by my flatmate at the time Tambourine Therese and this music […]

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JONI ON THE WALL

  After years of painting you Tones of turbulent indigo, Tending and transforming you, I’m busy building you back To basic, a fresco of freedom For us both in walls of white, Whittled back to what it was Before I splashed a signature Of substance and delight, hoping A house could be a home, hanging […]

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