Jazz Music poetry Short Stories Uncategorized Urban Legends

american man

i need a man
with a james dean lean
jimmy stewart’s laugh
hunter s. thompson’s politics
jack kerouac’s heart
and victor mature’s face

i need a man with
clark gable’s smile
frank sinatra’s voice
al pacino’s temper
jd salinger’s typewriter
and fred astaire’s grace

i need a man who
fights like jersey
works like texas
thinks like california

but his drinking
and fucking
should be pure kentucky

3 replies on “american man”

I had to read it again. Saw your comment and thought I missed something. A lovely homage then and – yes! – I can see why you would be hopeful under the circumstances. Be well. Poem on … 🙂 Enjoyed this one much.

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