“american jazz” — a poem by Mike Faran

January 5th, 2016

 

 

american jazz

 

this young girl playing
trumpet in all the supermarket
parking-lots

so loud the sun showers
gleams
of gold

& beautiful blurts of brass

pierce the blue sky

(her long black hair lost in the breeze)

there isn’t more
except her tiny white dog barking
to the cars that honk

they vanish
show-up in madison

sweet baby makes music in all the
parking-lots where

people shop at night across the
dancing summer

 

_____

Mike Faran lives in Ventura, Ca. as a retired lobster trap builder. He is the author of We Go To A Fire (Penury Press) and is a Pushcart Prize nominee. His work has been published in Atlanta Review, Rattle, The Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, and Slant.

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