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Lou Reed

By Arista Records/Photo by Mick Rock. – ebayfrontback, Public Domain,

What no signs, no photo? Sometimes, something you read, or misread, will set you off on a thought. Here’s one that happened to me. You can read it. Comment on the blog if you like. Do your own thing.


Lou Reed said
We are lucky to be alive
At the same time as Leonard Cohen

Lou and Len
Are dead
Aren’t we lucky

I mean to be alive
To dream up new heroes
Make new friends

To be awake
Alert, Alive
To possibilities

To be aware of Lou and Len
Alert to those who follow
Alive to what is happening

Best we breathe
Best we carry on
Best we live – lucky

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