the blues

by on Oct 15, 2015

the blues is when you know
you can’t hit half the notes

& the people around you
are gonna look at you
like your skin is purple

but you sing anyways & plenty loud
cause it feels so good
& it ain’t supposed to be pretty


Herb Kauderer is a retired Teamster who grew up to be an associate professor of English at Hilbert College. His most recent chapbook of poetry The Book of Answers is currently a nominee for the Elgin Award.

3 thoughts on “the blues

  1. Sherry says:

    I am signed up for waaaay to many poem-a-day lists and blog zine newsletters, so a poem has to be exceptional to get more than a quick read-through. This one delights me. Thank you.

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