She was not the pretty one

Rough and buxom

Tender only in her smiles

Tender only in her eyes

But standing next to glamour sweater girls from high school days

With brunette manes of flowing waves hung down to carry like a train

She was but plain

She was…



Fragment IV.

The only Jazz is just an elegant

ballroom dance somebody

danced one night when they

got overdressed.

The only Jazz is a standard

slow dance that stopped to fade

from 45 to 33 to 16

revolutions a century to just a

moment that a skipping needle

stopped to…