I wonder who felt more honored
when Nixon met Elvis. Who felt
more successful. Did either of them
feel like a failure? What does feeling like
a failure do to a person over the course of
a career? Does it give him or her
a chip on his or her shoulder?
Willie Nelson. Coca-Cola.
Kinky Friedman. When Kinky was in
Scandinavia, fans asked him about
Townes Van Zandt.
Pancho and Lefty.
I get up, I write,
I go to bed.
The plants need more Vigoro.
Something inside my head goes Weldon Kees.
Did he jump off the Golden Gate Bridge?
Did he disappear in Mexico like Ambrose Bierce?
Is he alive and well and living in Oaxaca?
How old would he be now? How tired?
Does he still paint? Does he still play jazz piano?