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Chicagoetry: Baker Street Blues

BAKER STREET BLUES

Gerry Rafferty's "Baker Street"
was "Our Song."

Me, and Ms. Susan
Lynn Vaugh of Mesquite,

Texas, new to Naperville
Central.

I moved in
fast, moments ahead

of my
reputation.

I'd take her to
the newly emerging subdivisions

in southeast Naperville
after the Nth time

she made me take her
to see Grease.

My '67 Ford station
wagon had an AM

radio and
a great

back
seat.

Heavy, heavy petting,
fellas.

"Baker Street," "Hot
Blooded," "You're The One

That I
Want . . . "

"Baker Street"
was ours.

Once, while
getting into the back

seat, neither of us heard
the muted thud of her purse

falling softly into
the snow.

Next day, a construction
worker found it,

saw her home address
on her IDs, and gallantly

returned it.
To her

father, who had that day
off. Super.

Thus my adventures
in fiction

began in
earnest.

-

J. J. Tindall is the Beachwood's poet-in-residence. He can reached at jjtindall@yahoo.com. Chicagoetry is an exclusive Beachwood collection-in-progress.



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Posted on January 24, 2008


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