Mary Franklin

Biscuits and Blues

Gone is the cigarette
and cigar smoke.
Gone are the highballs
and martinis
but 12-bar blues still rules
with the John Garcia Band
at Biscuits and Blues.

Gone are the stilettos
and elegant dresses.
Gone are the chic hairdos.
Style is now casual –
it’s red wine and smartphones
as the John Garcia Band plays
at Biscuits and Blues.

Some things don’t change.
Southern cuisine remains –
tiger shrimps, key lime pie,
buttermilk biscuits
and 12-bar blues still rules
with the John Garcia Band
in San Francisco
at Biscuits and Blues.

Copyright © Mary Franlin 2017

Mary Franklin has had poems published in numerous poetry magazines, online websites and anthologies including, most recently, London Grip, Message in a Bottle and Three Drops from a Cauldron.  She lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.


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2 Responses to Mary Franklin

  1. Antoinette says:

    Mary, I love the feel of your poem. It is a walk down memory lane of what use to be and what remains. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Mary Franklin says:

    Many thanks, Antoinette. I’m delighted you enjoyed it.

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