“Jukebox” by L. K. Thayer

Balm in Gilead

L. K. Thayer

and you

play another song
and then another

put in
another quarter

and another

a different tune
a different beat
but the same old song
plays over and over
and you can’t get
it outta your head

and it don’t depend
if you’re wearing
black or red
same old track
keeps harping back
and you give the
jukebox a smack

but it don’t

if you can’t


the music

L. K. Thayer

All Rights Reserved

© 2009


  1. pammy · November 10, 2009

    Yeah, baby. Beautiful. (And was that the best set ever, or what?)

  2. lkthayer · November 10, 2009

    Bob Zentis strikes again, right? He was a genius!

  3. lkthayer · November 11, 2009

    iam_adriana: Wow! Love the poem! Lisa! Very deep yet so simple.

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