Sunrise Blues by Bradley Mason Hamlin

Derby
was a musician
from
West Mississippi
dark
of skin
and light of heart
played
the
blues harp
and sang
with a deep baritone
that sounded
like a fallen angel
bound to earth
with iron
chain-gang shackles
his
favorite
drink
was
whiskey & lemonade
and on good
nights
he made enough coin
inside his
lucky hat
to bed down
a whore
until the sun rose
and he’d be off
again
one foot in front
of the other
to the next town
to entertain
someone else.

5 Responses to “Sunrise Blues by Bradley Mason Hamlin”

  1. always a pleasure reading your poetry. one foot in front of the other, always brilliant. best, winnie

  2. sad

    beautiful

    love

  3. Jennifer Says:

    Derby’s the kind of chap I always end up with.

  4. Derby fucked my mother.

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