Corner of 23rd & Blues

Corner of 23rd & Blues

A Poem by Tinasha LaRayé

in response to a memorial jazz jam for a fellow songbird gone home too soon - killed by a drunk driver...

& it wasn't what I'd thought it'd be
sitting around
soaking in her memory
drinking in the melodies
of blues & jazz
& sorrow

the pain heavy
but the silence
hanging in the pinging conversations
irrelevant to the situation
& rank with alcohol
breath strong from alcohol
the murderer welcomed in 
& given a spot at the table

Damn memories
why do you hurt so bad?

© 2010 Tinasha LaRayé

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Added on April 20, 2010
Last Updated on June 25, 2010
Tags: death, jazz, blues, song, memory


Tinasha LaRayé
Tinasha LaRayé


I am because my mother birthed me my father planted me my God created me. Life has unfolded for me in 29 chapters so far with two brothers a smile and a few good memories to show for it. I am because .. more..