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Poem a Day December #2

Inspiration for today’s poem comes fresh off yesterday’s Poetry Broadcast by Billy Collins, beginning at the 2:41 mark. View it here:

Mea Culpa

On yesterday’s poetry broadcast,

with “Blue Cee” digging its way

out of his Marshall bluetooth

speaker, Billy Collins

recounted the time

he and his bad-news buddy,

Tom "Trouble" Wallace, were removed

from a club by none other than

Charles Mingus himself.

And, as interesting as that story was,

I couldn’t get past the fact that old

Wildcat Collins, old Mad Dog Bill,

was man enough to let bygones

be bygones by playing Crazy Charlie’s

hit tune for all the world to enjoy.