coltrane can’t pierce the darkness that comes when my arms aren’t around you

coltrane blows
a hopeful refrain
come rain or shine
as the rain
the glass
i stare through
no whispers
to the moon
or twinkling stars
greet the gloom
of winter
grasping at
the defiant
texas sky

there is an
of trapped madness
that trips
along the high hat
metallic shiver
the smooth piano
laying the background
for the
brass dreamspittle
that drenches
the oppressive night

somewhere out there
night has
fallen over you
the moon shines
awash with all
the secrets
under clear skies
when the
promise of the world
isn’t suffocated
by drifting
when the stars
in our eyes
no matter
how far apart

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