(in honor of Herbie Hancock being named the 2014 Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University)
It’s true: There was a woman.
She was the real thing: Strung out,
locked down, trapped in talking and–
I can’t be sure exactly. (It was later
in the evening; it was the right time
“Strung out? Locked down?
Stitched up? I just don’t think I’m up
to that. See,
don’t want to be feeling the burn
Who’s to say she’s on her own?
That the facts and the figures
got turned around?
(“Stitched up?” Stitch me
Out of my mind.Feeling
all girls like that.
• Don’t sleep alone
And I know I’m not the first one
to think that.
I had to walk away,
is exactly how it all went down.
But I swear I saw
say my name. (Who’s to say?)
She’s single, and yes, she did
advance my way,
and since I’m not the first
trapped inI can’t do a thing, because
That girl is flawless.
Finally learned that.
I wonder where she came from?
(I sure won’t be the last.)
I wonder where she’s got to go?
(Out of my mind?)
Spent my whole life looking
behind my back.
Feeling: exactly how you hear
it.Additional mash-ups (based on line)
James Wright & Franz Wright:http://www.inknode.com/piece/2163-seth-abramson-martin-ferry-s-autumn-publication-date-begins-in-ohio-james-wright-franz-wright-mash-up-
James Franco (Part 1 of 6; see Ink Node
author page for others):http://www.inknode.com/piece/1982-seth-abramson-james-franco-by-james-franco-by-seth-abramsonAdditional Remixes (based on word)
Death Cab for Cutie:http://www.inknode.com/piece/2053-seth-abramson-e-death-4