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Issue 14: August 2022
Poem: 102 words
By Kevin Ridgeway

Bob Dylan Was Here

 
His hat was hidden behind 
the piano until the finale 
when he took it out, 
waved it at the crowd 
and raised it to his head 
as he disappeared into 
the shadows of the world, 
where he can be heard 
from a haunted old stereo 
on the edge of eternity, 
playing each song a little 
different every time, 
dressed in matador stripes 
in a dance with the devil 
out on Highway 61, 
and I can still hear him 
in my mind where there 
is sonic blood on the tracks 
of a mystery train that 
passes through us all. 

 

Kevin Ridgeway
Issue 14, August 2022

is the author of Too Young to Know (Stubborn Mule Press) and Invasion of the Shadow People (forthcoming Luchador Press, 2022). His work has appeared in Slipstream, Chiron Review, Nerve Cowboy, Main Street Rag, Plainsongs, San Pedro River Review, The Cape Rock, Trailer Park Quarterly, Cultural Daily, and The American Journal of Poetry, among others. A Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee, he lives and writes in Long Beach, California.

 
 
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