Monday, February 11, 2008

Jimi Hendrix

You and I share the close proximity of my car

Jimi Hendrix falls softly from the speakers

The background to our conversation

It is trivial chatter

We talk

about nothing in particular

about anything at all

The banter of youth

My car has been parked


in your driveway

an hour now.

Innocently, of course

It’s Friday night

And I laugh at what the neighbors must think

of the parked car

But you don’t flirt like that

So I don’t share the joke

Jimi sings

“I just want to talk to you…”

I smile, and soak my heart in the soft rises and falls of

your voice

I just want to talk to you

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