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John
Birkbeck


Of Love
for Atlanta


Conquistador
Position


Horn Blowin�
Blues


Fake
Wedding


Unrequited

At Altitude

Ceremony

The Wee
Hours


Geography
Song


 
 

I held your place
in the line in front of
The Coffee Jag Bar
on half price night
and they were gonna play
those jumpy riffs
just for you
on the snare drums
and you said you
were just going out
for cigarettes � and
just as that was sinking in
I got a postcard from you
with palm trees and
big gaudy red stamps
and a weird alphabet;
you always do that to me
but at least you always
come back and take
your place in line.



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