Two poems by John Tustin
Bob Dylan is America
Bob Dylan is America.
Carl Sandburg is America.
Allen Ginsberg and Langston Hughes,
Shel Silverstein and Willie Nelson
Just listen to them. Read their words.
Woody Guthrie is America. And Willie Dixon,
The Brothers Marx,
Abbot and Costello.
Johnny Cash and Townes Van Zandt,
They are America.
Now Neil Young, Gordon Lightfoot…
Books and Open Songs Playing
Books open and songs playing –
How you reside in every word
In every sound
And all this paper around me –
Scraps of you never to be forgotten
On pieces of yellow lined paper
Your body naked in the notes
Scattered on the tables
Playing in a night
So cold and otherwise
John Tustin began writing poetry again twelve years ago after a hiatus just as long. fritzware.com/johntustinpoetry contains links to his published poetry online.