Sunday, August 15, 2010


Lee rarely came up short

plays drums with high school jazz band
not short for damn sure
in any way then,
(now 6-2)...........

this morning
I'm listening to Buddy Rich's
Mercy Mercy
and hear Lee's drums
temporarily in storage

behind all the stuff
in front of them, they
in their zipped-up black carry cases
in the darkness........
I hear the wires on his snare