KCK & KCMO
by Alan Britt



(For David & Judy Ray)

KCK & KCMO—
that poses a problem,
given both share
the voluptuous jewel
known as Kansas City.

KC with her licorice jazz
& poetry bonfire ignited
by David & Judy.

KC, whose placenta
belongs to the Missouri,
everyone knows.

But KCK & KCMO,
citizens treading water
as if their lives depended
upon maximizing this juicy
steak known as Kansas City.

Perennial floods in Northern KC,
Platte in estrous, antique shops
ankle deep in past & present,
upright bass balancing
a smoldering piano,
& sax like an orphan folding
& unfolding the night.





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