During Last Chance Texaco: Chronicles of an American Troubadour

Oh, the luxury of a book
so up-my-alley, and command
enough of my time for a few
days of sweet surrender.

“It’s your last chance
to check under the hood,
your last chance, she ain’t
soundin’ too good…”

Rickie Lee Jones writes it all
in the truth of her imagination
from toddler to today, an oddyssey
so strange and familiar I hate to dash

away to write poetry,  but I know
she loves to be loved and won’t mind.