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I wrote a poem a year ago while reading Patti Smith's inspiring memoir ('Just Kids') about her relationship with Robert Mapplethorpe on January and February 2015.
I dedicate this song to Patti Smith, with thanx.


Just kids
The Chelsea hotel and the rooftops
Her voice in a polaroid flash
While the boy explored
His lines and curves
The girl dreamed of Ethiopia
In the footsteps of a poet

Just kids
Wandering dusty bookstores
In search of forgotten memories
The boy was an image
Echoing in the cosmos
The girl was a string of words
In search of meaningful rhythms

Just kids
They were the future
Searching themselves in the shadows
The boy had a vision
Kaleidoscope of broken postcards
The girl had knowledge
From watching wandering friends

Just kids
Loving and trusting
Accepting each other
The boy was drifting away
But always coming back
The girl was his anchor
His muse and art companion


Just kids
Exploring corners of life
With hunger and rock'n'roll
The boy carried his portfolio
From galleries to museums
The girl reluctantly spoke
From poems she went to songs

Just a kid
15 in a daze of dreams
I saw her stare back at me
Through the eyes of her altar boy
I heard the rushing of horses
Shattering the night
In the coil of her voice
Just the kid
As I was I couldn't know
Couldn't perceive, could barely glimpse
The spiral of a lifetime
Gifted me understanding
I followed the flow of her voice
Accepting and respecting

"At night alone you sat and waited
Once again finding yourself contemplating
What you should be doing to do something of worth
Everything you came up with
Seemed irreverent or irrelevant
So you took stock of departures
Departures and earthquakes


Just kids
The Chelsea Hotel and the rooftops
Her voice in a polaroid flash
Just kids


released January 11, 2016
Lyrics and music by Walki's Monster
Every instrument played by Walki's Monster



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