Old Time Futurism, Vol 1

In the future, for old times sake

A line I thought might do well

As a poem starter.

For old times sake, in the future

Also a line

That might succeed

In capturing a lazy eye

An industrious ear

Or a creaky vertebrae.

The trickier part

As it is…

As it happened to be…

As the future will have it…

Writing the rest

Of the poem.

Bill Callahan

Sings with contained emotion

Or, put poetically,

Bill Callahan

Hugs the brakes on emotion

Barely letting it out through his voice

But mashing it all up into

His potato lyrics.

Cold blooded or not

The old time futurism

Is here to stay.