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2006-01-20

ODES TO SUZANNE VEGA

These three poems of mine were inspired by my all-time favourite female singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega.


"SIMULTANEOUS FRIENDS"
by JTK.CA
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To a few of my friends:

I'd like you to know
Of a crazy little fantasy
I'm about to expose.

When you play some music on your stereo,
Some music that I also happen to own;
Together, hundreds of miles away;
Together we hear the same music play.
We're simultaneous friends.

It's my only connection to you
Apart from the telephone,
The money-hungry wires of desires.
Suzanne Vega, The Cure, and Sinéad O'Connor keep us together,
At least in my crazy little fantasy.

I'm reading a book
You also happen to own--
Brian Patten's "Storm damage."
Together again,
Simultaneous friends.

Crazy little fantasy--
Similitudes are simultaneous
Because the miles still exist
And I need some connection to my distant friends.

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"THE CONTINUING QUEST TOWARD UNDERSTANDING MYSELF"
(Based on an Imaginary Conversation)
by JTK.CA
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You ask me to name my favourite song.
I ask you to say where we went wrong.
My favourite song is Suzanne Vega's "The Queen and the Soldier."
You answer me,
"We went wrong in another song we shared,
One that made you hope I cared,
But my friend, I know this cannot be."
You ask me to play a different tune.
I answer you, "It's much too soon."
I ask you for a shred of hope.
You say, "That would mean your hope's in shreds."

Well, you've conquered me.
I don't know what I want,
My hope's in shreds,
And all my dreams are dead.

But I love you still.
And I still feel this feeling I'm not sure I feel anymore.
I still wish for things with pessimism,
Still cry these lonely (but not sure they're lonely) tears.
Late teens and early twenties--The Confusing Years.

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"VEGATHON"
(For singer/songwriter Suzanne Vega)
by JTK.CA
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I've spent the evening
With Suzanne Vega's voice:
Over three hours of heaven.

Suzanne,
"If language were liquid,"
I'd be floating in your buoyant poetry,
And your music would be my aquatic lullaby.

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