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​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

in DC the U.S. and around the world...

in DC the U.S. and around the world...



​​​And a vision …

… turning down the bread aisle at
the store and a
vision
ebonyprincess
in black dress
dotted with
multi-colored
flowers

...excuse me what’s your name don’t
I know you
princess dazzling white teeth
smile
yes, oh, yes I
know you too …

Corinthia …
ebony maiden a
vision from years
of unrequited
love lust honor
thy maidens born
for uplifting
visions
sparkles lighting a grey
day
 

… Steve Monroe

 



A sunny day/blue skies

 
A lift

to the day

dazzling smile

 from mahogany

 princess

 bright blue dress

 chasing away

 blues day Danielle yes

 glowing

 sparking hope

in canyons

of wandering sprits aimed

now higher

 thank you

 thank you
 

… Steve Monroe


 

Leftover meatloaf


Leftover meatloaf

never tasted so good

as

at your kitchen

table, hot

buttered potatoes,

​your buttery sweet smille

shinking hair

and glowing' 

rosy skin.

Leftover meatloaf

tasted so 

good

trumpets and clarinets

from a 20's jazz band

singing mid-winter

melodies. Leftover

meatloaf youchewing,

pixie grinning girl

never tasted so good

as tasting you

creamsoft arms,

rouge lips

sweet as berries,

leftover meatloaf

never tasted

so good.


.... Sam Arthur