miles ahead

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a long day’s worry soothed by the jazzy saxophone; fiery hot adoration
collides with burgundy wine; all is forgotten as her flirty skirt swirls
on the lounge floor; miles ahead: the evening of her dreams

Photo by Spencer Imbrock on Unsplash

Poem written by Jennifer A. Fifield. Inspired by the San Diego Symphony’s Miles Ahead: Miles Davis +19 outdoor concert

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Photo by Florencia Viadana on Unsplash

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plentiful existence

wes-hicks-jaRUkG_4xDw-unsplashday after day, week after week
boxed inside monotonous mediocrity
tap, tap, tap of the ASDFJKL;
these sounds, a warning to escape

boxed inside monotonous mediocrity
what became of his dreams?
these sounds, a warning to escape
this life of the bourgeois

what became of his dreams?
month after month, year after year
this life of the bourgeois
possibilities lie heavy in his thoughts

month after month, year after year
faking the days, living the nights
possibilities lie heavy in his thoughts
the soul aches for a plentiful existence

faking the days, living the nights
day after day, week after week
the soul aches for a plentiful existence
tap, tap, tap of the ASDFJKL;

 

Written by Jennifer A. Fifield

Pantoum inspired by the lyrics, “I fake it so real, I am beyond fake” from the song Doll Parts by Hole, and the book Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse.

Photo by Wes Hicks on Unsplash

calm reflection 

Jacaranda tree of purple flowerah, I remember!
annual May gray, June gloom
a calm reflection
new lavender blossoms rest
against faded, silver skies

 

Written by Jennifer A. Fifield

Photo from LuqueStock

Also see the San Diego Union Tribune article, It’s jacaranda season: When purple reigns