Sunday, July 25, 2004

A ficcione for Michele Leggott

Having finally
come to terms
with the grief &
anger caused by
her mother's death
she formed a
piano & rhythm
trio called
Mourning Electra
& now makes
a small living
singing in a bar
on the fringes
of Chinatown
that is the front
for a fan tan
parlour. She
does a lot of
Jacques Brel
numbers. Those
patrons who do not
know her history
think she is
imitating Nina
Simone. They
do not appreciate
the irony
when she sings
Il faut oublier
tout peut s'oublier

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