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YouTube Lullaby

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Sing to me Katy
Sing to me Demi
Sing to me Ellie, and Sia.
Give me your glam, your aery
your mezzo-soprano
in the wan light
of the last quarter moon.

Beguile me
with your magnetic style,
your wild and winsome fashion,
elegant enchanted hands
trace sublime choreography
across the lucent screen.

Surround me
with your siren song,
your mystic longing lyrics,
sing of heaven, your heart
sing of harmony and the rising
resilient morning star,
please, sing to me . . .

− Joe Kaldon

Joe Kaldon lives in Aliquippa, Pa., where he has resided most of his life. He works as a product manager for a steel company and is a graduate of Penn State. His work has appeared in Taproot Literary Review, Eye Contact, The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the blog 99 Poems for the 99 Percent and the Brentwood Anthology. His chapbook, Rust Belt, is available at his website, www.joekaldon.net. Many writers featured in Chapter & Verse are guests of Prosody, produced by Jan Beatty and Ellen Wadey. Prosody airs every Saturday morning on WESA 90.5 FM.

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