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Our relationship was forged to the soundtrack of Yoko Ono's magic,
frenetic, love-laden song, "Walking On Thin Ice." ( play song )

Down Line Time

Down Line Time

In bed awake
Bitterroot Rocky Mountain
mid Idaho panhandle
dark without within
unfit for tribe
trapped by family
imprisoned in flesh
the train wail rising up valley
muted mountain madness
promised elsewhere unnear
not now not here
not knowing when I grew up
and tried to get out
they’d demand a ticket.

Six decade down the line been done and seen
two-third cross country
three continents
ten countries
and the muted train wails from the Flats now rising
like midnight Miles magic
no longer soothe with promise
but pause with premise . . .
and reminisce.

– Smith, 11.24.2014

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