SYMBOLOGY IN DA HOUSE
*after Barcode 16 By Marc Cooper
Scan this neon gig —
a redo of strait-laced monotones,
an upgrade for each downplayed bar.
Jazz deepens these blues, man.
Hear riffs in chartreuse,
the strum of tangerine, double base.
to fuchsia’s vampy syncopation,
but scarlet just strings along
that instrumental goldenrod.
Black is the key, gives the back-beat;
Kiss of gliss with a slow drag symbology.
Eye that phonetic fusion.
Decode its boo-yah chromatic scale,
and listen to the linear
turn up the lean.
Copyright © Cyndi MacMillan