June (elegy for Fletch)

there’s this CD in my CD rack
that you gave to me way way back
we’d play it while we washed our cars
drinkin’ beer & smokin’ weed
sure that life would always give us what we need

your sister was my friend, even though we sometimes fought
& in the middle you were often caught
but in the end it was always okay
& everything was good
cos that was the way we rolled growin’ up in the hood

so much history we had – how can you be dead?
this makes no sense to my heart or my head
yet I know this to be true,
& my life must get along
I must have faith that the Lord will keep me strong

but there’s this CD in my CD rack
that you gave to me way way back
tonight I’m gonna blast it
loud enough to shake the trees
& I’ll cry as I remember the good memories

copyright © 2016 KPM

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