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Midnight Blues Song

Dresses whirl, legs like wishbones fly in midair.

Magnolias wave their voices to the bass.

Well I must be shriveled up cuz I isn’t waving nothing.

Like raw honey this moonshine is good for the throat.

So I’m going to a whole other octave

To escape the scat bam booms of a melodic hell.

You brought this upon yourself, red flowers rested on the dresser.

Only to leave him wondering

Scent of Magnolia sweet and fresh, he stroked each petal.

You coiled every way only to be left with the aroma of rotten flesh.

Liar!

now sit on the concrete soil under the Midnight Blue and think.

My scats are no more.

Scarlet seeps from the knees

Liquor cleanses my pallet only to dry like the tears that won’t fall.

Arm conducted by a needles binge of encrypted death staff in my veins.

You can

Summertime and living is easy.

The words acted as a blood transfusion as rhythm returned.

Saliva begins to churn

Scatting and booming my liberation returns.

Inhaling a new substance to reach a high note.

Flip to the B-side where the quarter lays, I know my worth

So I choose to end this rest.


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Jana Gipson
Jana Gipson
Jana Gipson is a Tampa native she is a proud Alumni Howard W. Blake Magnet High School and received a Master of Certification in Creative Writing. She has written and published numerous poems that highlight current events, the African-American experience, and her personal challenges and triumphs. Jana served as Sports Reporter for UnSigned PrepsAll Sports Community Service and received the MLK award and Lee Roy Selmon Scholarship. She has performed some of her original works at local venues. She is currently working on a new project, She is Sound, which will feature artists from all mediums and bring awareness to mental health issues. You can follow Jana on Facebook.

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