Well, she’s a rebel You may remember She’s the little Ozark girl She never took a prisoner Not even for you. The problem was She fell so hard She stayed for a pirate like you She’d been better off Sleeping with a mule. A whole lot of people Want to blow her up Get you a girl that’s new But this world is trash And I think you’ll pass. She settled Appalachia I’m sorry that upset you She left her family behind Then came to San Francisco Just to be robbed blind. The water’s still running For the little Ozark girl She thanks heaven for that But she never forgets why She came to this desert to die Jet Blue I know what you’re thinking She’s drinking again Little girl, little girl Why are you so blue. Be careful where you go now And barricade your door Lose that fucking wifi You’ll lose the fucking war. Come on little honey I’ll put you up in bed I’ll read another story Running through your head. I’ll take you down easy And I’ll tell you no lies I’ll sing a song and make it long All about the great beyond. It’s love every day, honey With you by my side And it’s love that blinds me When I spin and I dive. Sleeping with the devil Barricade your door Remember what happened Just the night before. Is there something, honey You still want to say Erase that old name, honey We’re starting a new page. One Way/Jimmy Reed (an homage to Jimmy Reed) There is only one way it will end With a bullet to the head Jimmy had many issues But he had the rocking blues. I’m up all night again and again Fighting angels just for you It will be the death of me I’ve got the rocking blues. Jimmy Reed had fits They gave him alcohol His wife softly whispered lines He recorded them for you all. He jump-started Elvis And Carl Perkins too Got a harp from a marine band He learned to rock the blues. Now the Poet Laureate Leads with Jimmy’s tunes From the cotton lands Of the delta Mississippi blues. From the assembly line in Chicago To the death rows in LA We play Jimmy and we play Dylan And we rock the Mississippi way. I Sought I sought and I found Blood on the tracks in moon light I sought and I found A footpath in the moon light You were waiting for me there. Slay There are angels out there And you will be fine They sent me here But never mind I do not fit into that pool of time They drew straws to see Just who was at fault And then they sent me back. I Suggest I suggest you lose your phone And then you lose your glass And then you may begin To see just who is the ass. It’s not that I’m ungrateful I praise you everyday But, Jesus Christ What happened to your way? There is no chance of sleep tonight Judge me as you may I am here to pick up the pieces And then be on my way. I Grieved I grieved — I am not sorry I forgot how to pretend it wasn’t happening And slather on another anniversary. All the frivolity got to me — Was there a plane to eternity? The joker was working on his alibi as I prepared to leave. It was always time to leave. Dylan Poetry Showcase from Elizabeth Cusack Bio: Elizabeth Cusack is a recovering actress. Ever since playing Rhoda Penmark in “The Bad Seed” as a child, deservedly, she has endeavoured to keep up her end of the bargain. Elizabeth has been blessed with the best of teachers over the years, mostly from the school of hard knocks. She has championed and performed in fringe theatre in America. Elizabeth edits her favourite poet while not otherwise inspired by her muse to write.