SEEIN’ JAZZ

I never seen such nowhereness
-Jack Kerouac-

When each beat of my heart
Paints
The iconic tears
Of saints
American scrolls

With brand name
Attachments
A dead raven’s
Communion
To a hawk-faced God

Solos of Albert Ayler
Filtered through
The eyes of dead poets
A native son’s
Search

For the Promised Land
Or one quick fix
Breathing
Dependent ghosts of "K" Street
I am seein’ Jazz

With strange shaman eyes
Walking across
World-space
Dancing
The double helix Blues

Monk & Coltrane
Five Spot
Antibes ‘65
I am
Seein’ jazz




© B. L. Kennedy