“45 rpm love song 57 minutes long”

  fifty-seven minute love story played by 45 rpms

estate sale crossing roads

she’s deep in the record box

he searching for 60s rock pops in

fall green long dressing she

he black leather coated elf

his fingers itching vinyl feels

who wants what

let’s share a deal

mustang sally she

he hang on sloopy

two bucks fifty cents each

one hundred plus rpms buys

front lawn finger pickings

she gifts him delta dawn

and mrs brown you’ve got a lovely daughter

he sends aretha franklin her way

box ends

she drives him

crystal glasses boxed all

porch side smiles

street sends

parting fifty-seven minutes after getting started

after glow

like a slow burn

a maze is

 easy listening

Stay Awhile by The Bells


  1. Johnny Ojanpera said,

    November 7, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    You did a great job of weaving these titles together. I don’t know all of them, but I recognize most. I think you can print this as a final draft. 🙂

    • November 7, 2013 at 7:33 pm

      Thanks Johnny. 🙂 Most of the songs are a quick listen online if you’re interested. Yeah, tt’s pretty close to a final draft. Hope it lightened your mood a little.

      • Johnny Ojanpera said,

        November 7, 2013 at 7:43 pm


  2. slpmartin said,

    November 6, 2013 at 2:40 am

    Oh this brought back memories of going to auctions with my friends in Nebraska…how we would share our fines and laugh at our indecisions…love the poem.

    • November 6, 2013 at 8:16 am

      Hey Charles, Good times, huh? Do you have rummage/estate/garage/yard/jumble sales in you current neck of the woods?
      Funny how some things just come together. Poem has been on my mind stove for a few days. Might need a tad more tweeking but at the moment I’m good with it.

  3. Deborah said,

    November 6, 2013 at 1:44 am

    There are no words to express the feeling this piece evokes. I feel as if I’ve been transformed and transfixed into another time and place. Beautiful! Thank you! The song is a nice touch–I had forgotten about this one!
    Wow! 🙂

    • November 6, 2013 at 8:14 am

      Hello Deborah.
      Thank you for sharing your wonderful response to my poem. I hope the good vibes stay with you.
      The song–The Bells were in the box so it seemed an appropriate closer.

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