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Air Guitar Runner-up

Saint Paul, 10 September 2007

I was runner-up
in an air guitar contest
losing to a Chuck Berry
whose crescendo
was a back flip
where he stuck the landing
on an empty beer can

I was Jimi Hendrix
coaxing Wild Thing
from my weightless axe
But there are only so many
guitar blanks
I'm willing to burn
before I win
this bitch