stopping on a country road where country songs come from: lines from Matthew Dickman’s poem “Love”

25 Jan

saturday 037 (2)

For my part I am going to stop
right here,
on this dark night,
on this country road,
where country songs come from, and kiss her, this woman,
below the trees,
which are below the stars,
which are below desire.
There’s a music to it. I can hear it.
Johnny Cash, Biggie Smalls, Johann Sebastian Bach, I don’t care
what they say. I loved you
the way my mouth loves teeth,
the way a boy I know would risk it all for a purple dinosaur,
who, truth be told, loved him.
There is no accounting for it.

Matthew Dickman, All-American Poem

One Response to “stopping on a country road where country songs come from: lines from Matthew Dickman’s poem “Love””

  1. Don MacIver, RPA, author, poet January 27, 2013 at 05:22 #

    What marvelous notions!

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