not Chet

James Dean cool
before James Dean was cool
smooth trumpet
smooth voice
into the vein
junk is not a fine wine
you do not age better
hard lines
fallen teeth
smashed trumpet outside
Amsterdam window
listening- remembering
a junky a friend
who never played the trumpet
never was James Dean cool
loved the needle
a friend who never stayed at my place
he would rob you if he could
and rape your ass in your sleep
hooking for dope
a few remember him
the ones who are dead

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