Episode 3, with Punk Poet Scott Laudati

As I mentioned during this coversation with my friend Punk Poet, Scott Laudati, this podcast has literally taken eight years to finally come to fruition. I learned of Scott’s work in 2014 when I was asked to review his poetry book the OG Hawaiian Shirts in the Electric Chair, for The Punk Archive, a book that I still reference 8 years later. Happy Listening!

Cemented Ink, Episode 3, Scott Laudati

* All photographs credit Scott Laudati

My Bluest Valentine

don’t bake me a birthday cake
this year.
let’s go to wawa and
buy a carton
of our old cigarettes
and drive to the poconos,
to the mini golf
where we made dirty bets
around the windmill
and both of us got a rash
that night from the
heart-shaped hot tub.
or we can go back
to your parents basement
with the wood paneled walls
and the one cold night
we laid under the heater
and you whispered,
“pretend it’s aspen.”
let's get married this time
like we swore we would at 17
when all we wanted
was to do drugs and fall in love
and we were still young enough
to be good at both.

Copyright Scott Laudati 

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