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I Hope You Were Laughing, Sometimes
(to John)

Languid nights of weed and Ripple
reciting Dylan with sly humor
visualizing Motorpsycho Nightmare
and the Memphis Blues
We wanted to go
to Desolation Row
because it sounded
more exciting
than Kansas
and our innocence
bored us.

I heard you spent some time
in that neighborhood
but I never saw you there
Nor you me.
We should have met again
and had some wine
and laughed
at the Desolation
we'd dreamed
and the absurdities
we'd met.

- Dandelion de LaRue

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