and the rain sounds

you’re down
you’ve torn your dress

they say i’m wrong
how could they know?

could they know?

i could / the lightning sees

Mr. Boss was thunder
in the five-and-dime

working part time
is a mess / but enough

thunder drowns out

you’ve been there too
i think

but something
so cool

when it hits

and if i tell
when she kissed me

can’t get much more

it was warm
your rebel dress

that’s when success
kicks up the dudes

and the rain sounds

calamity ain’t the whirl
if you’re the clouds

i had the chance
i wouldn’t change

your transmission
your cue line

it was warm
your rebel dress

overcast days
we like dancing

you wanna go
don’t ya?

/ / /

This is a found poem. Sources:

David Bowie. “Rebel Rebel.” Diamond Dogs, 1974.

Prince. “Raspberry Beret.” Around the World in a Day, 1985.

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