With a rebel yell….prompt whatever for hour 24!

80s tunes were all about punk…no rock anthems here.


from the first sound of feedback,

my career started like that Billy Idol tune about

dangerous liaisons with

dangerous broads from parts of town no one wanted to see:



and a little arrogant.

fist in the air for strength and power

for those who could not speak truth to power

to teach them how to speak truth to power

so I didn’t have to keep doing it for them…

“teach a kid to fish,” and all that.


turns out

all that rebel yelling

is helpful…

even if it irritates the ones around me who do not want to see

the youth around them…or anything beyond the tips of their noses.

for them, I have saved my favorite gesture…

(c) r.l. elke

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