Saturday, January 22, 2011

Down to the Crossroads


Down to the Crossroads

Probably Robert Johnson just went away
and practiced blues guitar.  The story
about the crossroads and the Devil
is a good one, though.  Hell
yes, let the Devil take the credit.
Let glamor glow in its seductive
light as you know playing better
came from playing a lot. Meanwhile,

when you're not playing, not telling
the tale, keep practicing and moving
and hope no one gets all poisonous
with envy. You know how they do:
If someone else does good, then
it has to be bad for them. People
need stories that are about more
than the hard work they do.
People need to hear the blues, too.

Copyright 2011 Hans Ostrom
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