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something about Miles

-after So What, by Miles Davis

complex kind of
blue man
in a silent way     kind of
complicated man who
birth coolness
miles ahead
his sounds    this kind of

his groove
and loved
and feared

even though his
nothing or all stance
towards women

the drugs and all that    within
a world of jazz   of horns
of music poured as a strong
drink    of bitches brew
warmed with doo-bop
a thick line between
the man’s fight or flight
loving creativity
loving music

the need to separate so much
from so much, leaves us at times
with nothing but a blue haze
not to tolerate the negativity
of the man, of the human
vs. loving the man’s music

but dig    what
about loving a woman’s softness
how her voice arouses
miles smiles
how her fingers bring tenderness
when the lights are low

says something
about miles’ quiet nights
his darker than dark
inner self

the sound radiates from the bell
of breath pulled up from the
depth of his bowels, listen as
miles runs the voodoo
blood rushes through the
chambers of his heart

yeah, there is always something
about blue moods

yeah, the mad at miles narrative
takes women to those rooms
where hearts were broken,
with a hard bop

something about the dark folds of
clouded sounds that blows
against the cold stone of harlem’s
his instrument falls limp on brick
sidewalks   and
breaks apart in anticipation
as in when a silk robe   opens
as in smooth lips   opens

his mahogany eyes pierce our darkness
and says listen – this is miles world
like liquor he creeps down eager throats,
cause dig it, there something
about miles     you dig

something nonchalant in the
way we wade in his muddy waters
and so, what about the man
about the addictions
we lose ourselves
as he lost himself     for a while

cause tell the tale we still mad
at miles he did our sister Cicely

in the blues of crossroads
that finger   points
that finger   may have tasted sweet
when sucked

if his music had a look
it would be fine – fine – fine
you know vintage-fine like lena
dorothy    my grandmother lizzy fine

like billie holiday fine-tuned her
blues on tree branches and heroin

and miles lost control
started to drift
notes overplaying notes
back alley dice shooting
hustling notes
pimping his music

man-o-man, there is something
about this long dark tarred road
forever called – miles davis
dig it


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