WALKING THROUGH

The streets are me broken chains of thought in the company of whistles and horns a subway below sidewalks of people fishing for space between crosswalks while a guitar and sax play songs for quarters and dimes all beneath a sun and clouds forming shade and shadows as the engine is motion   Advertisements

PUSH AND PULL

          His gift thrives from his pain as he trumps the air with his horn. Golden flashes strike the wall as his hands lift the notes weighted with years. His music draws in with pull while the sounds push then tease twisting around faces like lovers’ fingers begging for mercy. He … More PUSH AND PULL

BOILED UP

The rock of his fingers scratches out, pounds out the language of jazz, spreading over fast hearts and soft skin.   A wretched smile, crooked with time, boiled in emotion soup, spreads him out as he releases the scars of high and low, winds of cold and years remembered with trouble.   His fingers swim … More BOILED UP

NOTES WITH WINGS

          Notes with wings take flight like dust pushed by the breeze of a horn finding every corner where music brings to life snapping fingers heads bobbing eyes agreeing ears laughing as sounds fill your head like jam on toasted bread Where crumbs fall like notes with wings.       … More NOTES WITH WINGS

THE ALLEY BELOW

Spilling from an open window like morning tides creeping wet and slow into tidal basins, a horn from the second floor washes to the alley below between red chipped brick walls. Shadows form the coolness of notes, like stars falling under a black heaven pushing the beat of jazz as a man pulls the sound … More THE ALLEY BELOW

THAT CRYING KID

        Hearts find strength where music lives and breaths birthing thoughts like babies crying loud in any language no matter if with ten toes or twelve with brown hair or blond curls crying is crying like music that calls us to the band playing the jazz we need to hear night or … More THAT CRYING KID

AT NIGHT

AT NIGHT         Shadows intent on magic sway on plaster walls as dancing gray images surrender to kingdoms of jazz.   Horns with finger tapping and pushing tempt valves to sing on streets of gold where Gabriel’s heart frowns jealous, of the cool hots below.   The jazz continues with a rush … More AT NIGHT

SLEEPY ALLEYS

          He’s a cat with fight, a tin pan scratcher, a voice clawing to the top of his jazz.   He was talked out. His fingers coaxed the horn onto alive where it throbbed like a wound or a hand shaking for whiskey.   Water fires of applause waved up. Sweaty … More SLEEPY ALLEYS

JAZZY EYES

JAZZY EYES           Smoke gets chased by running air pulsing like storms from horns end.   Fast fingers hungrily push willing tabs finding sound with depth just fine.   Blue shades cover cool jazzy eyes thinking full with thoughts driven hard.    

HOT WITH JAZZ

        Breaths of songs burst out like laughter rising with fever, sending souls into jumping with sounds of thunder, fat and rolling.   Wallpaper edges slip their glue while thick windows rattle like teeth cold chattering in frigid winds.   The horns dip hot with jazz blowing a reverence of pure beginnings … More HOT WITH JAZZ