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Day Four – “Break Down”

Shamelessly reblogging this one from last summer for Jazz night at dVerse.

Jilly's

“There is a human wildness held beneath the skin that finds all barriers brutishly unbearable”
~ Jim Harrison from Songs of Unreason

BREAK DOWN

The nightmare’s voice
fills up your silence with jazz
MAD JAZZ
promises to free
up your body
fading the film to               b   l   a    c    k
wipe clean your slate
choose the           s  w   i   r   l      i n g           horns
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that shred
that trembling
barbed wire
against the Parrish sky
stretch out the wings
you never knew you had
stand upon the window

ledge

calling out
to the stars in their
own language

Fly beyond

© Jilly’s   All Rights Reserved

Posting for dVerse Jazz Poetry with Amaya.

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24 thoughts on “Day Four – “Break Down”

    1. Exactly! That might explain why jazz is one of the few constants in my life over the years. Fell in love at 15 – never looked back. Although, I do have this little affair on the side with Blues 😉

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  1. Oh yeah, Jilly, definitely got down with this one. I never knew you could trust a nightmare and that you could be wiped black clean, and when you are the barbed wire is torn and that you had wings all along. But I trust your MAD JAZZ.

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