refuse this cold scripture of the commonplace
at your risk, tight little man, you gotta turn & turn
& turn again from those dismal arrivals
your nature insists upon & lighten up. this foaming
fake ebullience that you advertise doesn't sell &
you need a new hook.
Spellman was also the author of FOUR LIVES IN THE BE BOP BUSINESS. He will read at Cal State Los Angeles, as the poster indicates, on April 17 at 6:30. Be there for a timely new hook.