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 Posted: Fri May 4th, 2007 03:13 am
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Remember when neon lights first stirred your night, buzzing that soft
buzzing

sound, only heard on quiet, soft pale summer evenings? Neon came in
primary

colors, advertising green things like Holiday Inn or Blue Ribbon beer,
Milwaukee’s Finest Since 1896

I fell in love with neon on two-lane highways; bungalow motels
& road side taverns were all the rage. Billboards were there, sure, but
remember when you first saw neon?

Yellow, tangerine, cherry red: any color was possible. Mother with Mark
on her lap, small head like a bobber on her shoulder. Book end sleeping
sisters, and my dad’s young father face becoming different colors of
neon

as our ’56 Chevy streaked through the night. There might be baseball
on the radio, but mostly static played against my ears

And those neon lights. Man, every street, every intersection was
Broadway

and all around me were spectrums of colored stars

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