PLAY IT AGAIN… thrift shop poetics

Ya’ll remember Glen and Liberace, Perry, Herb, and Mantovani. Right?  I meet them at Value World, all line up ready to give it up for some  Aerobics


They all wondered why they were there

How it came to this concert consort

Perry crooned his voice to the letter

Lib, ran his fingers down the 

black and whites with a Hoo Hoo Hoo

Herb got all brassy feelin’ the Love

Glen thought it was Galveston

Mantovani, decided it was a 

Broadway caper

Their Aerobics was a little off


All n’ all the boys got all professional

In the forced participation of the moment

and decided to make it work in the 

push n’ pull, the step it up, stretch it out

reach for the skies kinda way


Perry was glad he had three white shirts

Lib figured the red feathered boa

was a good prop for stretching

Herb was use to this kinda thing

Glen knew how to walk the line

Mantovani decided to orchestra the

whole darn group of them

In the one, two, and three again


It was impressive bringing them

together like this, happening all

natural like in the unexpected

discard of life’s fancies lined up

for someone else’s pleasure

The Aerobic dance of life found

in the stretch and pull of $3.31


It was hard not to buy into this gig

Gather them all up for a pot luck

of inspiration on the Motorola

Only, I was stretching for the 

Hawaiian shirt across the aisle

Steppin’ up my way to the notions


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