"Looney Tunes" - Gregory de Rocher

"Looney Tunes" - Gregory de Rocher


Every morning

         I start the day

                  the same way


Preparing breakfast

         for my spouse of fifty years

                  when from an even deeper past


Up comes gurgling

         from depths unfathomable

                  an ear worm from the Fifties


Whole songs I’d thought forgotten

         undecompose and play!

                  Melody and lyrics


I could never remember

         if I were pressed

                  now come uninvited


And replay and replay and replay

         over and over and over

                  like a mad merry-go-round


Those tunes that had accompanied

         the fantasies and the deeds

                  of my now unforgotten yesterdays.

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