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Monday, 5 AM, awoke in a Memphis hotel room. Because I am a millennial, the first thing I reach for is my cell phone and see the notification from the BBC: Music Legend David Bowie has died.
At first, I swore I was dreaming. I didn’t wake my older sister, who was snoring off Beale Street vodka tonics. Instead, I put on my head phones and played Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars.
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DON’T THINK YOU KNEW YOU WERE IN THIS SONG
Today, Garden Dwellers, I am dedicating the Out of Standard space to the space oddity, the thin duke, the diamond dog, the goblin king, the earthling - Mr. Bowie. I call upon you to write a poem inspired by his music or iconography, or maybe inspired by your lack of inspiration (for our non-Bowie fans).
And look, I could post a gazillion different you tube videos of all his hits: Rebel Rebel, Suffragette City, Changes, Life on Mars, Star Man,Young Americans, Let’s Dance....but there are so many and chances are you already have one in mind.
I will leave you with my current Bowie favorite that I discovered late last year when listening to Ziggy Stardust for the first time. But you don’t need my Bowie recommendations. You probably already have your own.
KEEP IN MIND
Like every challenge, your poem must by newly written for this challenge and not one which you have previously written which conveniently fits the theme.
So go now, my muddy buddies, and bring us back something shiny and new to keep the space oddity a glow.