Long Nights of Burnt Days
There’s a lot of flesh and blood in his harmonica,
long nights of burnt days, and prayers
carrying him to the crossroads with
the devil on his back.
He testifies about his dark side
in blue notes walking their way
toward redemption until the
liquor congregation pours another amen.
He was a lot of things… Is a lot of things.
He pours past and future through
one day at a time into music that helps
every listener carry their own story.
©Susie Clevenger 2019