“The Gunslinger” by David S. Pointer

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The Gunslinger

The antique Hohner Aero Band
Zeppelin Harmonica sits nearby
just mention John Lee Hooker’s
name and the old man has it out
floating up through blues-time-
zones, up where nightclub air is
smoky and dirty and pure energy
ignited by Mississippi Delta jet
fuel coming out, burning precise,
through blow hole Highway 61
a lesser traveled state of mind
from ole Merigold to juke time

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David Scott Pointer was the son of a piano playing bank robber who died when David was 3 years old. David later served in the Marine military police. He has written social justice poetry for many years.

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