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Autumn 2007, vol 5 no 3


alphabet jazz
ed markowski


apple benny caught darlene epiphany fragment gaggin' henny's inlaid jam knees luciously moanin' negrito opals parker's quest religious songs treated under valium wigs xeroxed yen zips ajax al been buggin' coltrane cool down detroit every evenin' for fling girl gone hidin' half into infinity just jokers killin' kenton's love longin' maybe mingus never noted olives orange pooty poots quantum queens really rockin' slow soft twingin' tommy until uppers volt vicious world weary x's x'd young yellow zoot zeroes...

jazz club
in the salt shakers

booty's agile dog can fetch eggs holdin' god's jealous imp lock kneed noose minions pleasantly over real quinine time soul volume unclear xenophobes waiting to zing youth zoot yesses xylophone went vexed uptown tweakin' sally's rude queen parade option nudes missin' love king jeerin' instant hominy grits fleein' ellington's down cats blowin' altos...

                     the deep silence
                       of a caged canary

ed markowski


Ed Markowski Ed Markowski lives and writes in Auburn Hills, Michigan. His poetry was featured at Cornell University's Mann Library in March of 2005.