I remember Don Walser, “the unique,
yodeling Texas country-music legend,”
playing guitar and singing at Jovita’s.
He died of diabetes.
The restaurant is now boarded up,
confiscated by U.S. Marshals
after a heroin bust.
The exterior walls are now a place
for lyrical strokes of spray paint and
collages of wheat-paste copy art cutouts.
Something new is about to happen.
What will it be?
We the living cannot but wonder.
If the past is prologue, the future will be
beyond our control and prediction.
No wonder we pray!


Detail of the wheat-paste paper cutout copy art on an exterior wall of Jovita’s Restaurant in Austin, Texas, 2018.
Photo and text copyright 2018 by Danny N. Schweers.

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Hugh wrote:
Very interesting.

Roberta wrote:
Love it!

Dave wrote:
I want to visit that wall!

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