I: THE EARLY EVENING


Smooth cool clear blue music
To the tune of true surrender in my head
Instead of hot and bothered
I’m smothered.
Crystal…
Float by me- swinging
Bringing longings, singing
Chime the time in rhyme of melody.
Coz you and me
Are blown.
….
….
And now we fly
Sky-high, by the flying drive
You instill,
Still groovin’
Moovin’ to the hats and
Forgetting every-day
The way we say
The things we say
There’s no dismay-
As fingers play
Jivin’ happy tunes.
A blue moon groove mood gone too soon
It’s true.
….
….

II: GETTING DRUNK, GETTING SOLID


The piano player skips about
Here and again a whisper or shout
Heading out-
And feel the steel strings
The bass brings-
Undertoned.
A tinny cymbal spins commotion
The movement’s motion
A notion of song
BAM! BAM!
To jam the jazz,
Jivin’- survivin’
Making a living saving lives
In New York dives
Like this
Bliss you three bring
When you sing-


Drum goes solo
Charging the audience
With tom and crazy crazy song
Never to long to go
On and on and on
Fly- you three- for me.

Through cigarette fumes
And old perfume
The tune of the tomb
BOOM! BOOM!
Yhah! Yhah!
POW! POW!
Then to now
SOLO!
Kill my… my…
My mind
And erase all falsity!
Make me one with my heart
And thrill me completely!
Make me believe again
While with pen
I sketch an echo
A tiny portion
Of the beauty you show
You glow
From music
All built up inside.
….
….

III: SET BREAK


A lapse…
Perhaps a break is needed.
I’d believe it.
The talking all around
Gets me down for now.
I’ll wait.
….
….
Still waiting-
Baiting and biding time…
Damn you, time.
The crime you plead
Spins broken dreams
And there’s no sound
To be found
To fill the void
Between.
….
….



IV: SECOND BAND/ AWAKE AGAIN


YATATAAH!
Back in again!
Different friends-
Godsends that pound!
Broken reach
Cannot be found-
Is hard to teach-
The weak seek sneaking stares-
Who cares?
The rhythm skims the brim
And sinks…
The brink has disappeared
With all surrounding
The astounding grinding, pounding
BRRRRRRRRRRRRRAT!
Shit!
I soar, dive, driving-
Pile it on me!
I can take it!
Unbraking, unbroken-
This is spoken-unspoken-
Written to JAZZ!
….
….
This new trombone
Brings new blue tone
To white-hot tune and song
Strong he leads-
The seeds he sows grow strong
In our insides.
What good is a mind
When one cannot handle
What there is to find
Inside the heart?
Don’t even start.
Don’t ever halt
Your song!
….
….
Motherfucker SING!
HYAH!
I’m totally bound!
The pound of your pseudo-vocal sound
In an underground
Downtown dive
That WILL survive?
….
….



V: BEYOND THE MENTAL


BRRRRRRRRRRRUMPT!
The crumpy thumped trumpet stumps nerves
Never swerves
Learning again how to dream
To SCREAM!
Take part in the heart of the
surrounding fling!
HAK HAK HAK HAK HAK!
Don’t take it back!
Discrepancy will note-
What goes unwrote
Will choke the joke
Of choked-up voice
As you boys
Make me BLEED!
….
….
Try me.
Fly me to the moon,
As I swoon to the soon-coming
Balloon of tune.
BOOOM!
Play me.
Play the piano, boy- the try-it-on
Gone-and-gone song
And be HERE!
I am the sometimes present-
Ever-never-present
Tenant of song.
The throng attempts to drown you
But oblivion surrounds you
You have found you
So find me.
….
Dive! Drive!
Find that line
Within my motherfucking mind!
Blind me to reality
With sanctity, qualify my insides!
Qualify that latin afro beat
That brings heat to beating-
Not at all discreet
So flow!
Go!
Show me how to know
What you know!
Blow my mind and shine!
Gowing out from the primal-
The final words we’ll never know!
No words exist-
Persist in your
Motherfucking nature!


Drive me
bleed me dry
Try to find me
Blind me
Lose me
Use my heart
And
Never
Stop!



VI: CLOSURE/ AMEN


You-
Be you demons,
Devils
Or gods...
Abuse
And amuse me.
See me
With warbling
wandering
wondering sounds
Tremble treble
and bend bass
for me
I am infused
Confused-
Bemused
With the pursuit
Of churning tune.
Beautiful you are.
Thank you.

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