Losing to a $2.50 Bottle of Cabernet at the Library on a Thursday Evening

Editor back-issues, poetry

Full redLibrary wineTongue coated in vinegar crackleI decide to dabble into poetryJust meand Ahmad Jamal’s jazz piano trioPlaying the keys to my brainRaindrop, waterfallOak barrel notesEven thoughAll mine I crumple up and throw awayChest resounding in vinyl fuzzMy heart brain unlocksAnd plastic chair rockingI douse my pen in cheap red inkAnd begin againMeandering scribblesSound sketchesBass plodding deep and pensiveDark and…

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