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VRL Thonger

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I'll write a poem every day, might be tiny but it'll be complete.


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Don't you hate smooth jazz?

she said to her table-

companion leaning in

on their elbows both

holding their almost-empty

glasses of Pinot Grigio

alongside their cheeks

as if the soft sweetness

of the wine could smooth

away their wrinkles

through mere proximity

the other woman sat back

shook her head, eyebrows up

no I love it you prize nutter

this is Tom Jobim's Wave

delicious Brazilian flow

shame we're round the side

past the grand piano's swell

they could glimpse the conga

player's pink-lit arms

gleam as they moved

smoothly over the skins

and before she knew it

her legs stood her up

her hips tipping her one

way then the other in

bossa nova time and

she was the one dancing.

Day 40 Don't you hate smooth jazz?


Dancing makes all the difference.