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August 15, 2022

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"Then came Janis!!!" who was drunk, stoned, and angry that she had to wait so long to get on stage, but her performance was still exhilarating and crazy-free.

Thank you, George, for this fabulous poem about Woodstock and a deluded "big moment in the history of the world" and the tragic, chilling beyond.

Vivid poem!

Takes a person straight back to the not so straight....

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I left it
on when I
left the house
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of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
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of the bedroom
as I enter
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