I'm idling in the Delfino Lounge -
I've just bought an exquisite shirt -
I'm beguiled by a wall of Soviet art -
I've given a small coin to a homeless man -
California soul wails a hidden jukebox -
I think about the Chapel of Rest, deep in the hood -
I think of all the stories I left there -
How long will I remember them ?
The doors had been locked on New Year's Eve -
A fox had walked under the starless sky -
A double Jameson Lou I said -
Richard was wearing his older brother's coat -
The Simple Men played their last song -
But when will I wear my sky blue suit ?
How long will I dance to midnight guitars ?
Thursday 15 February 2018