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soul drifter
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0 posted 05-17-2017 05:22 PM       View Profile for soul drifter   Email soul drifter   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for soul drifter

2:15 AM

2:15 am.
hot, sweltering jazz pours
out of tenement windows
in the harlem streets,
alive and simmering.
my fingers feel the pulse
as a saxophone moans
like a wounded animal
and I've found myself
struck upon the diamond of you.
i'm going down...

3:27 am.
i saw you at perfect pale
moonlight white like a
tiger bearing it's teeth
rain hit the slate
like gene krupa in love
spattering liquid nyc color
as if van gogh just died,
somewhere on 14th.
dreams are afire,
gaslights and lightbulbs.
we're going down...

5:41 am.
i know now
we will never get out alive,
this town is so sweaty,
so heavy,
so not ready for you.
fitzgerald and huxley
sit rigid in cafe corners
talking up a waitress
spilling ink veins
for that last precious cup.
it's going down

6:01 am
and i saw you again,
at the twilight's last gleaming,
bruised by heady, heady love
sun parting it's morning lips
to breathe a wistful sigh of relief
but i, in my watercolors and brush,
at last resort,
will go down, down to the river
and write my novel there
it's all for you, bedroom baby blue.
yeah, once more on the breach
going down...
oh i'll be going down
but not out.

"Whatever makes you weird is probably your greatest asset"-Joss Whedon

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miscellanea
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since 06-24-2004
Posts 4070
OH


1 posted 05-17-2017 10:31 PM       View Profile for miscellanea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miscellanea

Wow! The imagery and mood this conjured was great.  Much enjoyed.

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Poet In Pink
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since 05-18-2017
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MI


2 posted 05-18-2017 02:52 PM       View Profile for Poet In Pink   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet In Pink

Pleased to meet you Soul Drifter What a wonderful write from start to finish! Your imagery took me there...Your words kept me there. Such splendid metaphors throughout ~ Loved my read and look forward to reading more from you.
JamesMichael
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since 11-16-1999
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Kapolei, Hawaii, USA


3 posted 05-18-2017 07:04 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Fine writing...james
jwesley
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since 04-30-2000
Posts 7111
Texas . . .


4 posted 05-19-2017 06:59 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Yeah, can relate - last time I was in that kind of a funk I went down to Marie Laveau's grave and got me a gri-gri made from the dirt around her tomb. Worked too, for a day or so.

Much enjoyed . . .


j.
BluesSerenade
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By the Seaside


5 posted 05-20-2017 12:42 PM       View Profile for BluesSerenade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for BluesSerenade

Phew!!  The sweet sorrow of it all is stunning.  You are such a gifted poet soul drifter.  I absolutely love reading you.
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