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The Song Museum 

Poem


Here are the rooms of the ones

that moved you.

Across the hall,

The Gallery of the Catchy

But Not Crucial.

The guards' coats,

sprinkled with tiny guitars.


Here a screen shows,

for each of us,

where we were, what we were doing,

the first time we heard

particular numbers.

A sign reads

>>KEY IN TITLE>>


And the conversation--

that low melody--

surprising how sorrowful

it often is:


When she left me

it was so bad

I couldn't stand

to even listento the radio


The Hendrix Room

is silent.

Wood benches,

where we sit wondering.

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