Some can only sing in a choir

Some can only sing in a choir.
Some can only sing solo.
Some know when to join the crowd
and when they need to follow.
Some have a Yea-Lord back-up choir
they cannot see or swallow.

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Rachel McAlpine

X-ray man


Layers of music,
layers of junk.
Layers of living
in the old tree trunk.
How many layers
in the X-ray man?
Pleat me. Pleat
my shadow.


Rachel McAlpine