Poetry/Lyrics “Stolen Equipment” for Benjamin Adair Murphy

Stolen Equipment

In 1969
Someone broke
Into a van

And they stole
All the
Equipment

From a
Rock and roll
Band


They stole 
The Vox 
Amps 

And they stole 
The Tone
Benders

They 
Stole the 
Box Fuzz

And they stole 
The Stratocasters


But the band
That owned
That van

Had a certain
Kind of
Sound

Because the band
That owned
That van

Was the
Velvet
Underground

And under
Screaming lines
Of feedback

Was the way
They always
Played

Sometimes
For thirty
Minutes

When the 
Song was
Sister Ray


But stripped
Of all
That gear

The band
Sounded clean
And sweet 

So they 
Went back to 
The studio

And recorded
I’m Set
Free


And they 
Recorded 
After Hours 

And That’s
The Story
Of My Life

They recorded
Candy 
Says

And Beginning 
To See
The Light


And ain’t that
Just the way
It goes

With possessions
And with
Noise?

Sometimes the 
Things that fill
The space

Can also 
Cover up
Your voice


And don’t all of us 
Get robbed 
Sometimes

And have to
Work with
Less?


But maybe
On the
Other side

We’ll find
Pale Blue 
Eyes

Or

Jesus


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Bio: Benjamin Adair Murphy’s album ‘Let’s Make a King’ was named one of the best albums of 2020 by multiple publications.  His lyrics and poetry have been published in Fevers of the Mind, Headline Poetry and Press, Lothlorien Poetry Journal, Rabid Oak, Coven Poetry, Goat’s Milk Magazine, and others. He lives in Mexico City. 

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David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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