Fall '09 TOC
For Jack Kerouac, 1922–1969 and Judy Garland, 1922–1969 Inspired by Clark Coolidge’s “Kerouac Entire” Workshop, June 25–29, 2007
Jack and Dorothy danced down the road Which old road? The Yellow Brick Road.
Her ruby slippers gleamed so brightly so I-don’t-knowly
Jack blinked his eyes and laughed.
Toto trotted along beside. Jack picked him up and said, “Hey, man, I wish you were a kitty-cat.” Toto bit him.
Dorothy took him in her arms and kissed Jack’s hand to make it better.
He carried her basket and she carried Toto as they danced along, singing scat her voice high and clear, his low, a little off
their voices ringing through the woods keeping the witch at bay and the lions and tigers and bears.
And on they went, arm in arm, to the end of the road, to their new beginning.
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