New verse by Christchurch poet Jeffrey Paparoa Holman.
Highway 61 (Old)
So by accident I found the road that gave you song,
by need alone I drove the miles where Abraham,
the way you tell it, heard God say, “Go kill your son.”
I slid a CD in the player. I turned the music on.
From Dylan Junkie by Jeffrey Paparoa Holman (Makaro Press, $25), a sequence of poems inspired by and dedicated to Bob Dylan.
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