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spacer.gif   Daniel A. Stafford
Posted by : cj on Friday, December 03, 2004 - 04:41 PM
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Poetry:  Click On The Author's Name Slowfire:

Dark with sparkles,
Colored in rainbows of brass and chrome,
Distant points of brilliant light,
Coalesced into the bandstand,
The sax burned long,
Sweet,
Slow,
Fire under and over the music,
The piano light-footed,
Chipper agile and a bouncy smile,
The bass a cool,
Steady repetition of force,
Oh, it moved,
Like the wind in a hurricane,
Fanning the sax flames,
The drums were an ocean wave,
After wave after wave relentless power,
Steady and strong,
And once the place was smoldering,
She walked out.

The couples on the dance floor,
Indifferent at first,
Caught in a whirlpool unknowing,
But his alone eyes,
They were pyromaniacs,
Hiding off in the distant shadows.

He watched as she stood there,
Caressing the silver microphone,
An old love embrace soft and knowing,
Watching the dancers swirl,
Swirl with the lights,
And the band softened as lovers were lost,
A gentle lapping at the shore,
The sax gone missing,
Like a comet passed through the sky.

It was then.

She closed her vivid blue eyes,
Let her long black tresses,
Entwine and brush the microchrome,
The fireflower in her hair,
The first hint of sunrise.

She closed her vivid blue,
Eyes,
Showed her white hot smile,
And she burned the place,
The sun came over the horizon in her voice,
Leading everything back to her,
Like a fire river,
Trailed incandescent across the sea,
The saxophone comet,
Sailed up at her shoulder,
And the room was blinded,
And it was,
Yes it was,
Slowfire,
Bringing burning tears,
And it gently burned and broke,
His pyromanic heart.




Cities On The Edge:

They sit at the edge of gasoline freedom,
All unknowing and unaware,
Where the wind our brother,
The spirit that can save Human and Earth,
Whispers, whispers, roars, screams, pleads,
Fit me to the wings of mills at sea's edge,
Here where these Great Lakes are flat,
Turn me into bright lightning,
And put split water under your hat,
You could do so much different,
Bicycle paths in weather proof tunnels,
Maybe even see through so the world,
Can still see you too,
Yes there are these great cities,
With names by sea and lake,
And all unknowing unheeding,
Of salvation they are in the best,
Blind searching places to partake,
And the waves whisper incessantly,
Puuuussshhhh,
Puuuussshhhh,
Puuuussshhhh,
As they grace the leading Scottish coast.

 
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