And a vision …


… turning down the bread aisle at

the store and a



in black dress

dotted with



excuse me what’s your name don’t

I know you

princess dazzling white teeth


yes, oh, yes I

know you too …

Cynthia …

ebony maiden a

vision from years

of unrequited

love lust honor

thy maidens born

for uplifting


sparkles lighting a grey


… Steve Monroe


A sunny day/blue skies

A lift

to the day

dazzling smile

 from mahogany


 bright blue dress

 chasing away

 blues day Danielle yes


 sparking hope

in canyons

of wandering sprits aimed

now higher

 thank you

 thank you

… Steve Monroe


​Going west Blues

Vanlentine's day and pink or red

might be more appropo

but the lady's leaving time, leaving town,

going far, far away.

Going far out west,

leaving me here to stay.

She sang to me over the piano,

smoky rooms of our lives,

glances stolen from the master,

hearts straining across the crowded rooms, 

but now she's leaving town,

going far, far away.

Keep me in your dreams, songstress 

of honeyed rapture,

think of me along the warm breezes,

as you sing your life to the masses

and come back soon lover,

long before my dying day.

-----------Steve Monroe

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