I wanted to be young Bob Dylan for an instant,
not the myth, but the man –
rushing through the pouring New York rain
into some Manhattan bookstore
to buy you a cheap chapbook
of Lord Byron poems
and inscribe on its pages that I had
rushed through the pouring New York rain
into some Manhattan bookstore
to buy you a cheap chapbook
of Lord Byron poems

But I’m not Bob Dylan –
not a myth, just a man
strumming lesser songs
inscribing
lesser lines
lesser words
on pages
torn
from me

 

This poem originally appeared in world-renowned-and-classically-trained Ampersand Review, Vol. 6.

 

 

Mark Harrison is a creative writer, playwright and an award-winning professional journalist and photographer from northeast Alabama

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