Between Avenues Of Despair




Muted wails pierce
the waning hours
of a Saturday's demise
offering someone else's
misery in stereo,
drawn from a needle
stuck between grooves
that blunt my own woes.

Staring out
through a dusty pane
in a two room walk-up
near a mountain of past dues
wallpapering my night stands.

Spent way too long
practicing safe sax,
loneliness is the
only real bedbug,
and it's bugging me tonight.

That street corner's
calling me to make
my old felt hat gluttonous
with dead presidents.

Blow a horn amidst
the endless foot traffic,
slow the staccato
of the well heeled
into petulant pauses.

Front some of my blues
for others empathetic greenbacks,
curb some enthusiasm
with a question mark
of tarnished brass hanging
upside down from my lips
to punctuate the night air,
with some melancholy moods.

But there's a couple of cheap
Blatz left in my reefer,
with enough grub to sustain me
till tomorrow's rush hour crowd.

Plus I'm far to downhearted
for anything uptown,
so I'll just settle back
in my less than easy chair,
content to just blow smoke rings
at the ceiling stains that mar
my somewhat hazy view.

More by this Author

  • Eulogy For A Lost Cause.

    In the heat of the moment when life's at dire risk, one does not see the humanity of the enemy, one only sees the murderous intent. Only later if the opportunity arises can one sit and ponder it.

  • A Trio Of Short Thoughts.

    A trio of short thoughts. 1.- Regret 2.- Friday night on the road. 3.- Love is...... ©-MFB III Regret is an Egret standing on one leg always wondering if it should have used two till the wave of an...

  • Peace Sleeps In The Dust Of Long Lost Dreams.

    An extract remarks a north. Peace Sleeps in the the Dust of Lost Dreams. © -MFB III They came to the old hippie, a poet of great merit, asking him for hope. just some peaceful solutions freshly penned, ...

Comments 1 comment

Randy Behavior profile image

Randy Behavior 7 years ago from Near the Ocean

A disheartened musician too? :)

    Sign in or sign up and post using a HubPages Network account.

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No HTML is allowed in comments, but URLs will be hyperlinked. Comments are not for promoting your articles or other sites.

    Click to Rate This Article