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Breath & Shadow

A Journal of Disability Culture and Literature

 Summer  2011
Volume 8, Number 3

 

 

Jazz Soul

By Dorothy Baker



You sit at the portal between jazz and my heart
No drama here
Only clean sound
Telling the truth playfully, fearlessly,
Not afraid to be the "bad" guy
So Like you

You make the day percussive
Vibrating and breaking my shell
Pieces falling around me
With the pounding of bass,
Crashing of cymbals

Your rhythm ignites my passion
We are thunder and lightning 
Music and dance,
I ride your sound
Electrified.


Dorothy Baker has been writing since her childhood in N.C. Some of her work includes short stories, essays, poems, and film reviews.  She currently lives in Massachusetts where she enjoys snowshoeing, nature walks, and exploring the local bike paths.



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