Ain't That The Blues

She’s familiar,
  aint that the blues

Sleeping beside her,
  everyone knew

Chipped beef on Monday,
  Thursday cold stew

Dishes piled high,
  paycheck gone through

She’s familiar,
  ain’t that the blues

Home from work early,
  today around noon

Mattress was creaking,
  my pistol I drew

Two shots in my brother,
 —four more in the flooze

(Chicago Illinois: Performed with Clinton Mace at Cabrini Greene 1985)
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Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

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