Our Marriage Soundtrack

I think of our marriage quite often.
I think of the music as well.
It started with Stairway to Heaven
and ended with Highway to Hell.


Bad Elvis Impersonator

The angry crowd despises him.
It really seems as if
the bastard has been ostracised
for crimes against the quiff.


The Importance of Religion

Those who loathe religion
are slow to contemplate
that Lennon met McCartney
at the church fête.


More poems, and stories, by Damian Balassone. Joe Jackson, Dylan, Bic Runga, Neil Young…

More music poems by various writers.

Stereo Story #600

Damian Balassone's poems have appeared in over 100 publications, most notably in The New York Times. He is the author of three volumes of poetry, including the 2020 publication Strange Game in a Strange Land (Wilkinson Publishing).