The Grateful Dead were an American music institution with legions of followers. Among them is Denver poet Bob Cooperman.
The writer grew up seeing the Dead perform in his home town, New York City, in the late 1960s. Now he's written a collection of poems about his favorite band. Cooperman talked to Colorado Matters and CPR's resident Deadhead Vic Vela about the book, "Saved by the Dead."
Read "Marijuana Sauce" by Bob Cooperman
Flustered when the pretty counter girl
“Just marijuana sauce,” my face
“Marina sauce!” I corrected myself
She sent my order to the cook,
“That can be arranged.”
I blushed as if she’d proposed
“But thanks for asking,” I whispered.
“No worries,” she shrugged,