John Prine is singing songs

About lost loves

To Elvis.

George Harrison

Is talking about Hinduism

While John and Kirk Douglas listen..

All three drinking herbal tea.

And my mom and dad

Are discussing past regrets

How maybe it was a mistake

To send their only boy

John Prine – Far From Me

To the church boarding school

At age 14

Where parents too often unleashed

Their most difficult

And sometimes psychotic

offspring.

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