Fat Man and White Bread

Fat Man and White Bread

A Poem by Ted Kniffen
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an early influence

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Fat Man and White Bread

 

Ain’t that a shame?

 

Fats for Pichon

Fats for Waller

Fat Tuesday

Louisiana creole

 

Five-five

fourth grade educated

ice man’s helper

 

Walking to New Orleans

 

Dynamo domino effect

pounding the ivories

three bucks a Blue Monday

 

Tipitina’s

boogie-woogie, stride,

rhythm and blues.

 

Only swivel hips

sold more

 

White bread

white bucks

April Love

letters in the sand

 

prettied up the sound

moved your music

mainstream

 

wouldn’t leave

home is where

the heart resides

 

and the food

is better there.

 

Not even

Katrina.

 

I Hear You Knocking

 

Ninth Ward

Three pianos

Gold Records

Everything

Washed away.


© 2017 Ted Kniffen



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Ted Kniffen
Ted Kniffen

Windsor, Ontario, Canada



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