by theo auer
Grandmother wearing an Iron Maiden tee shirt in the gym at seven am
I think the guy who wrote the following copy was being ironic:
Mother wearing lululemon on the spin machine at eleven am
I have trouble listening to Al Green's "Let's Stay Together"
-especially when it comes on the radio
-I find it almost nearly unimaginably sad,
I see hot grits flying everywhere and
it is all over unless I
hear it at a wedding or
the President and The First Lady are dancing to it
Father benching something a lil' over his body-weight trying
to stay young, wearing a faded Boston Marathon tee shirt
I am telling an old friend about the time we were both in college and
we saw Joe Strummer play at The Fillmore
and reminding him that he gave me the setlist at the end of the show:
"how could I forget?"
The show was liberally filled with songs culled from The Clash's back catalog.
"you still have it?"
"nope. wish i did."
Setlists trump tee shirts, even faded ones.