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Jazz Club Love

It hits me

Like that sound of your voice when you go higher than high

Hitting those notes of everlasting sorrow

Flowing like the hiss of the saxophone

Vibrating, echoing out into the room

Entering and exiting through ears

Drawing hearts nearer to the sweet feel of…

I am entranced

I am in love

I am yours

But as I scan the room with my lovelorn eyes

I see that I am not the only one with this feeling

There has been a spell

A spell you put on us

They are unaware of their capture

Caught up in their lustful rapture

Despair fills me with dread

But soon those notes that I adore fill the air

I am pulled back into your trance

Unable to, or unwilling to leave the embrace

You have us now and that is certain

I must admit that I am foolish

But where else could I get this feeling

Where else could I be this in love

Where else would I want to be?

The answer is

nowhere.

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Be Yourself?

Be yourself.

You know, who you really are.

People will respect you, honor you, value the truth of your own being.

But only if it fits what we value, what we accept, what we cherish and accept as normal

decent

good

cool

realistic

et cetera

Be yourself, but don’t be too funny, too silly, too honest, too good, to nice, unbitchy, unsnooty, unpretentious, unbothered.

Be yourself, but don’t be too different, be like us, because we only like what we are used to, we only like what reminds us of ourselves.

Be yourself, because it will make you happy, but don’t upset us, or offend us, or make us feel uncomfortable.

Be yourself.

Melody

Hum of the drum

the melody speaks

to the voices

within my heart

ticking with rhthym

beat by beat

my heart flutters

with the ambient

soothing echo of waves

a crescendo of voices

beat simultaneously

their laughter infiltrates

stinging with sensations

of happy vibes

begging to be heard

begging to be loved

begging to be felt

I spread my lips to say

I hear you, I hear you