Baskets & Things



He bought baskets

For his things


Woven down by the River Blue

W/ rustic guitar strings


1, 2, 3, - 3, 3, 4


He recognizes

Your face,

Vaguely familiar

A haunted frame

Broken strings


New roads.

Paper towns

Newspaper kings

And plastic cities

-         Dimatap

-         Interstate maps

His performance

Receives many cat calls

And hand claps.


More baskets,

More rings of silver

Like Keith Richards.

And more things

To move around

And, stay at home

All together now


Winter Spring 2003

John Alan Conte` JR