Tuesday, April 28, 2009

LITTLE RED IRIS

At the top of the stairway to heaven
there she was
standing in front of the stage
beside joltin joe dimaggio
listening to the band
richie valens
ray charles
johnny cash
the big bopper
buddy holly
hank williams
watching marilyn and james dean
dance

now standing tall
no longer alone
the red iris from our abstract garden
was no longer singing the blues

7 comments:

Erin Davis said...

Intriguing!

Lluvia said...

omg, are you serious? what will you do if the radio starts to play prong? btw, i guess that is what i get for name-calling. just wait...

Irene Toh said...

your surprising red iris..i like the last two lines which link back to the musical stage

Lluvia said...

Hey, Wayne, I got something for you on my blog.

godessofnirvana said...

i loved the last 2 lines!
beautiful.

Phil Thrift said...

Only a very few years before my time, but I love the points of reference.

Jeeves said...

The ending is very good.