Daily Archives: June 2, 2017

What Buddy Guy Did

What Buddy Guy did to me
from the stage
of a college football stadium
in 1978

with Junior Wells
standing beside him
in head to toe
black leather

was an insult to all
the hard earned wisdom 
of an eighteen year old
Clapton fan

from central Massachusetts
where my early ownership
of BOTH Robert Johnson albums
had made me

King Shit
of the 
high school
blues boys

Now I had to
admit that I was
King of Shit
indeed and

I lay down on the muddy
field approximately 
sixty yards back
from the cyclones before me

understanding that
I was no longer the
center of the

It was fortunate
that I learned this
so early
in the day

Pharaoh Sanders
the next act