The honest to God
last thing she ever
said to me was I
didn’t even know
that Van Dyke Parks
could play the accordion

Then she walked
through the door with
the cock-eyed flashing
lights blink blinking
blinking blink blink
blink blink blink

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Bill McCloud is a poetry editor for the Right Hand Pointing literary journal and is the poetry reviewer for Vietnam Veterans of America. His poetry book, The Smell of the Light, reached #1 on The Oklahoman’s “Oklahoma Bestsellers List." His poems have appeared in Oklahoma Today and the Oklahoma English Journal. He is a faculty member of William Bernhardt’s annual WriterCon, presenting sessions on writing and publishing poetry.

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