#75 of 365 – “Billie Holiday”

“Billie Holiday”

 

rain has come crying

in lonely descent

 

slipping into the music

to sing and lament

 

a sorrow so deep

in the bone of her voice

 

it just spills as if spilling

lets grieving rejoice

 

hear the anguish burn

like heat from her lips

 

see the need in her eyes,

torment in eclipse

 

feel truth escape

down knotted ropes of her song

 

as she invites us in with her

where we’re free to belong

 

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About Blackbird

Poet, sculptor, writer, spouse, parent, crazy person - not necessarily in that order.
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