January

• MISSING MR. PETE (first draft)
©Maud Hudson, Mon. 08 Jan 6, 11:17 PM

IT WAS ONE YEAR TODAY
SNEAKY PETE PASSED AWAY
A SMALL GRIN IN THE CORNER OF HIS MOUTH
SHINING SMILE THROUGH HIS SQUINTING EYES NOW LOST
IT WAS ON THE 28th ANNIVERSARY
OF OUR WEDDING DAY
CELEBRATIONS WERE SILENCED BY THE PHONE
WHEN WE RECEIVED WORD THAT PETE KLEINOW WAS GONE

HE REMAINDED TRUE
TO AN OLD FENDER PEDAL STEEL.
HE SOUNDED LIKE NO ONE ELSE’S SOUND
WE MISS PETE AND WISH HE WAS STILL AROUND

BUT WE HAVE MEMORIES
VIDEOS, TAPES, LPs and CDS
AND A GREEN GUY NAMED GUMBY
THOUGHTS OF MR. SNEAKY PETE KLEINOW
WILL ALWAYS REMAIN WITH US SOMEHOW

IT WAS ONE YEAR TODAY
SNEAKY PETE PASSED AWAY
A SMALL GRIN IN THE CORNER OF HIS MOUTH
HE SOUNDED LIKE NO ONE ELSE’S SOUND
MR. SNEAKY PETE KLEINOW
YOU WILL ALWAYS REMAIN WITH US SOMEHOW

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