Li Po, Hanshan; I keep their poems handy.
After hundreds of years pass by
Their poetry still shines like new.
It’s the same with the blues - I still listen
To the same Muddy Waters records.
Howlin’ Wolf, John Mayall, Mississippi John Hurt;
Those notes still bend the sadness.
Then my wife says,''Look at those old shoes!
Honey, you need to buy some new ones…”
Don’t worry, feet. I know what feels best.