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Jazz

They call her Jazz,
like the music, but
She’s always been
more for the
rhythm and blues
using three or four
different hues
to paint her relationships.

Her canvas
was rarely clean, but
scores of men
still wet-dreamed
of her
stroking their brush
across her masterpiece.

She saw me on a
coffee shop corner, where
one way streets
intersect briefly, before
disappearing
into the night.
I was wasting
quarters on Coltrane
at the corner jukebox,
when she grabbed
my wrist, she had
a firm grip
on my gaze
and I couldn’t
look away
from her curves,
from her smile,
from her thrift store style
compiled of old jeans
and neon tees
with catchy phrases like
“peace, peas, and carrots.”

She told me the
coffee was darker
at her place
and we soon
found ourselves
behind wine glasses
spiked with attraction
our romantic interactions
were brief,
but pristine
and in the mornings
I always left her
wine glasses clean
so we could see
through these nights clearly.

Nearly a year later
she skipped town
and again
I could be found
on coffee shop corners
with a handful
of quarters
scanning my
surroundings
using Monk
as my muse.

Jazz

Reggie2

Forest Ranch, United States

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