FlowPoetry #45, Head-Ended-Left-Sider-Fire-Man, Part Three

This is the third stanza of three plus the coda of one of my train poems.  The first stanza was published on Sensible Reason. In this final part of the poem, the journey rolls on and then finally pulls into a Pagosa Springs saloon on payday for some “healing waters” and high spirits. This poem was previously published in The University of Wisconsin Baraboo/Sauk City Spirit Lake Review (https://spiritblogs.uwc.edu/spiritlakereview/).


FlowPoetry is the originator of Jam Poetry. This is straight up spoken word performance. One man, one mic and poems and stories woven together reflecting themes of America and the music festival experience.

FlowPoetry has performed over 1100 shows in the USA with bands and as a solo poet and appeared at over 50 Midwest and East Coast Music and Arts festivals.  He was honored as a finalist for the MNSWA “Urban Griot” International/National Performer of the year alongside Leonard Cohen and Saul Williams.  In 2014, 2015, and 2016, FlowPoetry was selected by popular vote as one of Madison (Wisconsin) Magazine’s Best Spoken Word/Poetry Performers. He is a three-time finalist for Best Artist in the Annual Madison WI Area Music Awards.

In addition to his performances, FlowPoetry  is featured prominently alongside Ken and Zane Kesey, Alex Grey, Wavy Gravy, and Nahko and Medicine For The People in the forthcoming documentary “Going Furthur” which chronicles the  50thAnniversary cross country tour of The Furthur Bus.  He has published extensively on-line and in print.

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