The Greatest Harp

My pen is like a blues riff,
  not always on the note

I bend within the moment,
  new feelings reach for hope

A eulogy unspoken,
  on fire around his bed

The Mojo dancing with the Muse,
  Marine Band in my head

The words they stretch and vibrate,
  a blind man theirs to read

They move in tribute off the page,
  like Sonny’s orphaned reeds

My hand they cease to follow,
  as letters wail and slide

And somewhere deep in Arkansas,
 —the greatest harp just died

(Villanova Pennsylvania: June, 2017)
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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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