Lester and Jack

Lester and Jack

I’d like to speak of Lester Young
and young Jack Kerouac
in a taxi heading uptown.
Did you skip it? Or,
Did you hold it to your chest?
Did you laugh at it?
Ponder it and all possibilities
this morning in America?

In the future when people ask,
What’s so special about America?
I’ll say in present continuous,
Lester and Jack in a taxi
heading uptown.

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