tagNon-Erotic Poetry'Round Midnight

'Round Midnight


(written by Thelonious Monk, performed by Miles Davis)

When you put the funny hat on your horn
you take Monk's tune down
darker streets, into
darker bars where
Sinatra's asking Joe
to set 'em up and
Ella's letting Billie
sob on her shoulder,
and you keep flexing your arm, trying
to keep the cramps from taking you
for the inevitable fix
in the dirty john.

'Trane tries to take you up into
a major sunrise and you let him
run about a while, then bring him back
where he and it belong
--in the minor,
in the dark.

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