By the Book

After three decades of teaching workshops
Angela could work no longer, insisting
(yes she always insisted) things had stopped
being as clear-cut as they were plastic
thus adjustable.

Educated but hardly disciplined enough
to function outside a template or budget
the pony-tailed professor was of the opinion
that the data was always more important
than the question.

Open book. Look inside.
Ponder these words.
Taste their eloquence. Risk their weakness.
Let their sounds strengthen your speechless bones.
Old days are done. Coming are the new.
Now put the book down.

Depending on the color of the tie
of the man on his right at the blackjack table
the high-rolling plumbing contractor
would stay in or get out, shamelessly
winning or losing.

It was getting late the sun was threatening
to go down so she had to get on the road
no driving after sunset was her policy
life was laid out and she never allowed herself
to be violated.

Open book. Look inside.
Ponder these words.
Taste their eloquence. Risk their weakness.
Let their sounds strengthen your speechless bones.
Old days are done. Coming are the new.
Now put the book down.

 

[verse in 6/8]
Bbm7 ///// D9 // Bbm7 // Db7 ///// Db7 /////
Gm7 ///// A ///// DMa9 ///// C6 /////
Bbm7 ///// D9 // Bbm7 // Db7 ///// Db7 /////
Gm7 ///// A ///// DMa9 ///// C6 ///// C13 /////
[NV] F // Gm // F6 [hold]

[chorus in 4/4]
Dm7 /// Bb ///
C /// G7 ///
Dm /// Bb ///
CMa7 /// G7 ///
Abdim7 / Am / A9 / Db9 /
A B F6 / G7 [hold]

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About mrsorenson

NOT my president
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