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‘you missed it’,
I asked?

her pearl button
stamped from shell

time to

that deal
with a cigarette

and halo’d
by it’s coal

we set to work
once more

draining day
from the earth.

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Jason Walker is a pedal steel player and songwriter who works in wildly diverse genres. He is also a respected music writer and journalist who has published biographies on Gram Parsons and Billy Thorpe.

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