bones and ash,
the roots of weeds
Drunk on music,
who needs wine?
let’s go dancing
still got feet.
From While We've Still Got Feet (Copper Canyon Press, 2005).
Used with the author's permission.
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David Budbill (1940 - 2016) was born in Cleveland, Ohio to a streetcar driver and a minister's daughter. He is the author of seven books of poems, eight plays, a novel, a collection of short stories, a picture book for children, dozens of essays, and the libretto for an opera. A one-time commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered, David received numerous awards in the course of his career. Learn more about him at www.davidbudbill.com.