A denim saint, famously disshevelled,
Bohemian - as though he'd just left Byron
in a dive in the undeveloped world

sipping absinthe moodily ... The mist
of legend cloaks this wrinkled Oberon,
the wizard with the wonder-working song list

whose miracles are scheduled every night,
raising the crowd, making the lame to dance
that way the lame have, stiff, unsyncopat-

ed. This is what he does, endlessly,
transporting halls of swaying celebrants,
and there are many worse things than to be

a retailer of euphoria to the masses,
on the road, and on the road forever,
selling himself each night in silver pieces.

David Callin

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