Poem written in response to the Musical Monday Poetry Prompt on Living Poetry

At risk of sounding Unrefined
I don’t like Debussy’s Clair de Lune
Notes run on
Into dreamland I nod

Give me a good symphony
With percussion and timpani
Better yet, give me Gershwin or jazz
Or a good big band

The French claim world cultural prowess
But I prefer the music
Forged by the creative friction of the
Huge and diverse American experience

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