(Jazz) Note To Myself

All a musician can do is to get closer
to the sources of nature, and so feel
that he is in communion with the natural laws.
—John Coltrane

I don’t want to be
the typical doleful
poet, perpetual
frown, in-drawn,

soul-withered whether
or not the weather’s
fine, hearing
every song

in a minor key—
so get over yourself,
play the changes,
sing fortississimo,

head bop
to the jazz of life
ringing out
in earth, creek, and sky.

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