The Loathsome Johnny Long

from by Gabriel Mortali



They woke her hand at dawn. And they cut off her alarm. And they kissed her hair. And lead the ghosts in prayer.
They pulled their wet boots on. And they slid down to the pond.
And still he lay with his ghost still there.

That shell of what once was Johnny Long.
That lonesome Johnny Long.


from Glaucus, released March 14, 2017



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Gabriel Mortali New Haven, Connecticut

Gabriel Mortali is a singer-songwriter whose musical endeavors have been greatly influenced by the titans of acoustic guitar and rock-and-roll, and have also been pitched in one direction or another by those of smaller stature in genres not quite as defined. His approach is simple and soulful. His words, often cryptic and sparse, are there to reach the listener perhaps only in fragments. ... more

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