Slightly-Stressed Blues


copyright 2016 by Charley

“Why does the mind compose this music well before the words occur?” – Jim Harrison


Into the room I walk,

a soft, soulful riff plays

inside the circumstance.


The soundtrack comes,

though the event dictates

something more serene.


The committee awaits,

around the table arrayed

specifically to interview


me.  I am meant to be an appetizer.


The electric bass waltzes,

thumb hammering strut,

dancing the neck fingering.


Seated, my foot tapping,

heart with drums syncing,

first question easily fielded.


By the end of the ordeal

I maintain my seat barely.

Get up, leave the room boogie.


The next prospective in the hall passes.

Poor bloke; he’s drawn a dirge.


This is part of “28 Days of Unreason”

based on prompts taken from poems

by Jim Harrison.

2 thoughts on “Slightly-Stressed Blues

  1. Oh my! I’ve been in that interview 😦 You do a marvelous job of metaphoring the music and the interview. This is a unique ‘application’ of the final prompt in 28 Days of Unreason. I’m so glad you joined in; I have enjoyed your writing this month, Charley! Jilly:)

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