MINGUS by Bob Kaufman.

String-chewing bass players,
Plucking rolled balls of sound
From the jazz scented night

Feeding hungry beat seekers
Finger shaped heartbeats,
Driving ivory nails
Into their greedy eyes.

Smoke crystals, from the nostrils
Of released jazz demons,
Crash from foggy yesterday
To the light
Of imaginary night….
Copyright 1959, by Bob Kaufman.

Bob Kaufman

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