Last Night I Dreamed of Muhammad Ali

Turns out he is a sweet enough guy
and his Parkinson’s is not as bad as they say.

Told me he had heard of me
— we had the same draft board in Houston
in the Sixties back when he was Cassius Clay.

George, he said, getting old is a bitch.
Best thing to do’s get back in the ring,
come out of hiding, give and take a punch
or two. That way, leas’ you go down fighting.