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Matthew Kohut

The Blue Guitar

harvested from forests, 

shipped across oceans,

passed hand to hand,

lacquered in surf tone,

stressed by six strings

pulled taut for decades 

before it met my touch

with the song of time,

seasons wet and dry,

voices of ancestors 

raked like fallen leaves.

Matthew Kohut has worked as a writer, teacher, and musician for thirty years. His poetry has appeared in Wild Roof Journal, The Dewdrop, and River Heron Review, among other publications. He is the co-author of two books of nonfiction.

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