Cinema / Lit / Love

[LIT]I See Your James Franco Poems And Raise A Lee Hazlewood Poem

For Seth Abramson and his James Franco by James Franco by James Franco by James Franco etc. poems
and to all the other Franco poem poets: one Lee Hazlewood (July 9, 1929 – August 4, 2007) slangin’ poem. Best read aloud by a baritone. 

HAZELWOOD
I admit it! I wrote a Leonard Cohen poem.
Once. I was young—
a sonnet about love.  a b a b
c d c d
e f e f
g g,

& a brokedown faulty volta.
James Franco writes Los Filez 
at the only hotel in town
but Barton Lee Hazlewood
is dead & has been heard & not listened to.

This is a stone cold Cohen poem atonement
& in protest of the Franco poets.
I’m a cowboy in Oregon via Henderson, Nevada
at 3:52 am on a subzero Monday morning.
The grass outside is crunch & glitter & bears.
The Doug firs have widow maker limbs
& layers of  hoarfrost & 100s of rings.
My winter is really 
made from these things. I think
tomorrow is today: three beers
in the laundry room & coffee to tend
& end rhymes to transcend—
goodbye. That’s all she penned.

*italics denote various micro-excerpts of James Franco or (mostly) Lee Hazlewood works. 

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