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My Yesterday

Business in my head … it won't stop
When it starts it can't end
Where it ends nobody knows
Decisions, decisions - always, never ending.

With the wind in my face, wheels turning around and around
I hear the YellowJackets; Theonius Monk pulsing in the background
Charlie Parker screeching to the beat of real jazz
Melodious chords after chords floating onward – peacefully in tune inside.

Momentum carries my thoughts of one, today
With smiling green eyes of 
Golden hair forcefully driven - dressed in happiness, colorful 
Echoing throughout my day.

Outside she … coated in sugarless healthy sweetness – wine in hand
Inside I wonder - what moves her?
What thoughts she may have of life’s joys and false toys?
Wearing outer power … searching inner self for what she is, will be, wants to be? 
Wondrous movements of such deep intensity – hmm.

© Charles H Keys, 2012.  All Rights Reserved

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  1. Date: 4/6/2012 7:45:00 PM
    Very interesting images. I bet Dave Austin here would love this kind of poem. He played in an orchestra but loves all kinds of music.

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 11:02:00 AM
    Chuck, my late husband was a jazz critic and he loved Thelonius Monk. Like the way you drift through nostalgic memories of the girl you loved. This poem is a delight to read -- brings back so many memories, Chuck. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 11:01:00 AM
    I like this alot Chuck, have a great Easter Weekend, going off to walk my dog Genie Panini, sunny but cool out here in Toronto, hugs vie