Breakfast in Vicksburg

He rose
back from the Mississippi River
over his wheels
at Highway 61
as a cat’s dancing
taking in
the afternoon

the bookshops
the cafes
the riverfront park
with the artwork
of the young
the children
the streetside murals
jazz playing in a nifty
built-in sound
coming through
little park speakers
this is Vicksburg on the river

B.B. King’s at the bookstore
signing ‘Musically Yours’ Ah
I think breakfast is ready

make it music
help the poor
win the war
within, sing
boy, sing
and won’t you please let

March 14, 2020

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