Tag: places

Lucky Joe’s

after 3 hours of listening to karaoke my thoughts were interrupted by a dripping flame but I’ve forgotten her name. Without judgment I pretended to hear her spoken words without a comment of my own considered our moments a loan as life often does offer those. Then suddenly she remarked unpracticed a line of poetry which transformed me back through…

Void of clouds

Waking from haunting screams I stepped towards the sky void of clouds wearing a blindfold over my eyes to prevent stumbling over remnants of jagged dreams. Nina Simone sang into my ears helping to erase childish fears that life and love would be misplaced. Suddenly I recalled a quote that Nina had made “You have to learn to get up…

Long stretch of highway

Her earrings lightly chimed as we traveled down a long stretch of highway south of Omaha while the blues blared through speakers from a distant radio station Memphis, I believe our destination this time. On these long trips we discussed Dali, Longfellow and Johnnie Taylor, how the blues and art and poetry entertain so many folks growing up and much…