For Bobbie

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Bobbie Says

Bobbie says
he worked Omaha
Murray Dance Instructor
that’s how he made extra money
a terrific swing dancer
not the jitterbug
and he was fair-minded
but no liberal

Bobbie says
he bought old cars
and talked to them
wanted to live to be
an Old Fanatic
worked at an oldsmobile dealership
that’s all I know
before teaching mechanics
and West Coast Swing

Bobbie says
he had a sugar way to make a living
a junkie for
motorcycles and sweetness
not the Hells Angels
fixing them up
and finally the pain

Bobbie says
I remember him strong
all his life
the manly man
he was proud of it
but wouldn’t see the Dr Man

Bobbie says
he ate candy
chain smoked all day long
was proud of it
wasn’t able to go back
it was the sugar
but he didn’t suffer or linger

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Bobbie says
I just remember him strong
probably not a liberal
lots of fun showing off
dancing on a motorcycle

Bobbie says
that’s how much she loved him
in what we shared

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