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She walked Bourbon Street
hating it for the tourist
the way it no longer
was the way to see
the real N'Awlens
But loved it for the memory

Jack had brought her here
the first time she came
and long before she lived here
riding a pan head
he stumble stuttered
it in a loping idle to a curb
and they had walked the street
up one side
down the other
watching people

just watching
cause neither had much
in the pocket

They found a place
at the end of what was
even then
Tourist haven
and went in for a beer

Jack's treat
after he borrowed
5 bucks from her

She remembered
thinking sadly about him
and how one night
Arm full of needles
he had cashed out
while his buddies
too stoned to know
had let him lie there dead
until late the next morning

She needed to run
too many ghost here
even in the tourist trap
for her not to be haunted
not to feel older than
the facades on some of the bars

She walked Bourbon Street
one last time
to capture the salt of tears
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1 posted 10-14-2002 03:23 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

shook me up a bit here.

explanation?

hmmm.

I'll e ya.

And if you keep writing like THIS?

I'm gonna need an old priest and a young priest--
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Go for ministers... they don't take vows of celibacy
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3 posted 10-14-2002 06:40 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

sniff...sniff...I smell bait...

not gonna bite...nope not me!

and I thought traditionally I was supposed to offer you forbidden fruit!

(now I'll go put ME in the corner)
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I could feel the mist of the river and hear the jazz in the background as I read this. Excellent poem Ron.
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Ghosts.
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all sorts... some last longer than others you know...and some are just figments of imagination..
 
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