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Poem 37 – I Dare You

I Dare You Dizzybusy bebop makerproud prankstermystic mentorkind kidnapper ofPhil Woods (1956) Dizzyhis cheeks proclamationsto the power of breathbursting barrierson the trumpet’s slippery soul Dizzyhis fingers testamentsto the deliverance ofdivine demonstrations of complex syncopationtrigger happyvalve vivaciousharmonious chopsthat lick embersinto fast jiving flames Dizzyjust listen: Salt peanutsCubana Be-Cubana BopManteca Listen hard &try not to moveI dare you be moved… Continue reading Poem 37 – I Dare You

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I'm literally shakin' in my shoes, people! I can't believe that my book launch is TOMORROW. After all the writing, editing, planning and organizing...the big day is TOMORROW. I will be ready. I will be nervous. I will have a zoo of animals in my belly. I will feel like puking all day. And then… Continue reading LOOK AT HER BOOK LAUNCH IS TOMORROW!