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POEM: listening to Leon Thomas

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listening to Leon Thomas

who yodels like Switzerland
is a planet orbiting a distant star
Leon its first astronaut

“every since the beginning of time
man has yearned to travel
to a distant land far away”

Leon is into some next-level shit
channeling the solar wind through
what must be a massive set of lungs

were we able to decode the waveform
of Leon’s voice, would it be a message
explaining to all of us how to travel
as one human race to the stars?

3 July 2013
Auburn, AL

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This poem was inspired by this performance.

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Published in Auburn Jazz Music My poems Poem-A-Day 2013 Poetry

One Comment

  1. Ben Ben


    what song are those lyrics from by Leon Thomas?


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