Poets Walk: "whooo whooo"

Poets Walk: "whooo whooo"

Location on Poets Walk Map: Band L


This Way Out by Bobby Johnson


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the-boys from-syracuse; the-girls from

townsend street, jim-brown, theorange

machine / chut chut chug chut—whooo

whooo / bridges, country-roads, truck

depot, rusted junk-heap, moutains

of black (rubbertires) / ROCHESTER…

OURNEXTSTOPLADIES&GENTLEMEN

… about an-hour &twenty minutes

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stretched out like a-king, he has-four

seats all to-himself; rumble-rumble

rumble / whoosh--- the freightflies by,

a streak of flat-colors… crouse-hinds

clack clack clack… bright white-sun…

an almost cloudless sky, only a few

solitary wisps float high above

a quiet cemetery, a brown cornfield,

bright-sumac, swamp-flame;

not a’burning-bush, but getting ready

yellow yards, autumn touches

well-kept yards, autumn touches

the-woods… whooo whooo

rolling along…

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(whooo whooo whooo…

slender young trees, bright-sun, clear

bluesky, wonderful-life, passing-by…

(chut chut chut chut chut…

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stretched out-reading new york times;

ann beattie; filmmakers, africanvillagers,

panamanian failed coups, pock-marked

noriega; elmore leonard, the 1950western

writer, turned crimewriter, turned

millionaire$$$... / the-cholesterol battle,

stories of sad, confused young-people

desperate to-be somebody, afraid to be-true,

afraid to-live, AFRAID… then angry,

blaming, upset, (poor-me… poorme

whooo whooo)

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bright-sumac, partly-lit, but not fullforce

/ whooo whooo

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cluck-up / EAST, east-rochester;

watertower, row of neat old houses

weeping-willow, untrod-green

manicured-lawn… 490, bridges,

machinery, east ave, cars, parking-lots

vacant-houses, empty-factory…

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LADIES & GENTLEMEN (intworthree

(minutes… ROCHESTER NEW YORK

WATCH YOUR STEP, HAVE A NICEDAY

STATION IS ROCHESTER!!!

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Selection to be carved into granite band:

(whooo whooo whooo…

slender young trees, bright-sun, clear

bluesky, wonderful-life, passing-by…

(chut chut chut chut chut…

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"THIS WAY OUT" is from mr parker songbook by bobby johnson, copyright (c) 1991 by Bobby Johnson, Rochester, NY.