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Jazz Tune

2009 January 25
by Jeff Olnhasuen

Take That One Step Down

Find me on a slow whining saxophone
in a small dim lit bar
where the walls are midnight green.

Take that one step down
eat Burtha’s mussels
call Mr. McCoy;
he’s looking for a fat lady with a typewriter.

Charles will be there on most Friday nights
playin’ his crazy guitar.
We’ll drink a few steins
roll backgammon dice
and watch people
mezmerized by the music.

I took Mary Lou there a long time ago . . .
she didn’t like it
reminded her of Pittsburgh.
I happen to like Pittsburgh.

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