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THE HONORABLE HEZEKIAH'S WEEKLY REVIEW

this music knows oppression and longing
i’ve embodied it
jazz is not about perfection
it is about a necessary expression
imperfection is at least trying to…

jazz mutherfucka is somethin dat cain’t be learnt in a textbook
it is yo personal testimony
and has nothing to do with knowing notes or keys

the roots of negrow american music
and the highest forms of jazz am i
anything you listen to i have transformed along with
underground and popular
they want something recognizable coherent exact
a man can sit in a oasis and not see beauty
to clarify ugliness or unorthodox natural mistakes and inflections
accidents corrected in the moment
a creator practices not to be perfect
but because he has to
and it is better than doing nothing
exchanging low blows
sit around and grunt
what the fuck does that do
even my worst note is better than being an asshole
spewing out insults
you will only receive a clever remark
golden rule:
if you have nothing nice to say, say nothing at all

how a loving being deals with hatred
how a welcoming person feels unwelcome
harassed and criticized
to forgive their criticism and reject it as their own free will and preference
you sound like a dying animal
thank you
that is the sound of my cry for communion
it is not i pointing out anything you do as good or bad
a representation of pride
seeing the side of anyones argument
accept me i have already accepted you
who would think it would be so hard to inhabit the same space

you can’t go wrong with jazz
even it ain’t in sync sloppy or pristine
for the mental well being
and to the critics keep your opinion to yourself
it’s already hard enough building up the skill and energy to perform
a selfless deed to expose ones soul to anothers ears
and have to fear the audiences opinion
preserving the spirit as we go
as i say a prayer to deflect the ego that downtalks i and i
who break the barriers
of what is acceptable and unacceptable

i knew i didn’t have enough money for the robes i grabbed
but they were all so luminous
as the niggaz laughed at my choice of ancestral attire

as soon as i take notice of something it becomes a part of my dream
or a premonition beforehand
or a memory relived quite differently
or a now seeping with possible movements into all directions

a bottle of wine and a hit of herb
portamento serpentine
gene stasis
sacred authentic homage agape
optimum conundrum
a native watching video footage for the first time

the doofus of the omniverse
virst (virgin thirst)

you got you ass witchcraftd
i would prefer to be intangible
heat seeking razor boomerang

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Comments

  • devotee1
    devotee1almost 5 years ago

    Jazz is pure spirit when unrehearsed. It just happens like creation, comes out first always right and beautiful—-until the critics and then the commercial tinkering. Great read!

  • ariyahjoseph
    ariyahjosephalmost 5 years ago

    ja dat be so

  • Del Millar
    Del Millaralmost 5 years ago

    I love your intellect ariyahjoseph and I’ve missed reading your stuff because
    I’ve overlooked catching up..
    put you on watchlist so i won’t miss out.
    Being a jazz lover I love what you say about jazz oxo

  • eon .
    eon .almost 5 years ago

    Got your Honourable message loud and clear. " – )))
    it was in perfect tune too

  • lolowe
    loloweover 4 years ago

    I love the passion with which you wrote this poem. It spills from every word.

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