bebop beat city

fifties scene so hip

a bebop beat city trip

is beat bop whack?

look out Jack

you’re a hep not a schlep

you lucky duck

quack, quack, quack is

beat bop deluxe

 

twenty-first century beat city tripsters

snap, snap, snap is

beat bop reflux

flow back

to a throw back

chinos man or, dungarees woman

horn-rimmed glasses are black

canvas Chucks are black

counterculture is back

so hip

flat flip

flies straight to reach

a whamo ka-blamo on Pizmo Beach

khakis, white tees and goatees

mano a mano—

the words don’t hurt

go holler

go change the world

 

Jack K.

loves mad peeps

the crazy peeps

like Paul Kane slammers

counterculture jammers

never yawn, snap!

just burn baby

diggin’ their beat

daddy-O—

the words that don’t hurt

go holler

go change the world

 

Dizzy and Dexter blew

their beat gen too

bebop for me and you

fast tempo altered chords

spliffs for riffs

harmonic sophisticates

with counterculture solos

diggin’ the sounds of

Charlie P.

blow your horn as I

blow my mind—

there are no words so

go blow

go change the world

 

Blossom Dearie

light and girlie

“peel me a grape”

jazz and beat

take shape

’cause she’s hip

a Greenwich Village

to Paris trip

diggin’ the sounds—

her words are suede

go sing

go change the world

 

twenty-first century beat city tripsters

snap, snap, snap is

beat bop reflux

flow back

to a throw back

counterculture is back

stinging verses attack—

but the words don’t hurt

go holler

go change the world

 

 

 

About troysherdahl

A blue-collar bohemian with a penchant for fine words and dirty jeans.
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