On the Turntable

BLACK RUSSIANS ON BONNIE BRAY

christian garduno

Me & you & the record player spinning Scott 4
We each took a dot and now we’re sleepwalking on Mars
I was a citizen of your world until you revoked my passport
It’s been so hard living these last few years by the end of your stream

 

Knocking back Black Russians on Bonnie Brae
All we wanted was a kind God; was that too much to ask for?
Looking back, it’s been quite some time since we lost our way
This city never rhymes, it just shines down its imitation moon

Me without you, I admit now, it hasn’t always been so easy
I stayed with Diamond Mike for a while down in Bixby Knolls
And if I don’t get the chance to see you any more from this point out
Just know I still stroll by our old haunts, adoring you even more now than I did then

 

Knocking back Black Russians on Bonnie Brae
All we wanted was a kind God; was that too much to ask for?
Looking back, it’s been quite some time since we lost our way
This city never rhymes, it just shines down its cyanide moon

Christian Garduno’s work can be read in over 80 literary magazines. He is the recipient of the 2019 national Willie Morris Award for Southern Poetry. Garduno is a Finalist in the 2020-2021 Tennessee Williams & New Orleans Writing Contest. He lives and writes along the South Texas coast with his wonderful wife Nahemie and young son Dylan.  

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