repetition of a blue bass line

take me to a place
where midnight accumulates
don’t want to see
the sun anymore
put me on a train
with no windows
where nighttime
lasts forever
and a speed-mad engineer
with a mechanical heart
highballs a coal-black engine
through time tunnels
like a bullet
leaving a gun
where the speed
of darkness
is faster
than the speed of light
dreaming up
a nocturnal scene
soft music behind
a tan-skinned lady
with a white flower in her hair
singing “keeps on raining”
just give me things
i can depend on
red wine, old times
the repetition
of a blue bass line

DB Cox is a Marine Corps veteran and blues musician/writer from South Carolina. His poems have been published extensively in the small press, in the US and abroad. He has published five books of poetry: Passing For Blue, Lowdown, Ordinary Sorrows, Night Watch, and Empty Frames.

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