Tokyo interlude (a poem)

The May 13th prompt in The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts For Your Writing Practice, by Kelli Russell Agodon & Martha Silano, is to listen to some jazz or classical music, make notes, and “write a poem about something you thought of while you listened.”

Everything about you is jazz

the rhythms of the night
the curves in tight skirts
nimble fingers dancing across the keys

the clinking of ice in mizuwari
the smoky haze drifting through the club
shuffling footsteps echoing through the station

the kiss stolen in a corner
your shoulder smooth and soft to the touch
walking through the park in the middle of the night

Here memory fades
as daylight returns once more
last night is a smile…

(13 May 2014)