The 5:18, By Brian37 (AKA Brian James Rational Poet on FB/META and @brianarrs37 on Twitter)

She belted out the notes
In the big band club
Steamy trumpets
Not meant to snub

Alone she was standing
Under a moon of gold
I’d never go away
And claim she was cold

I saw her standing alone
I was not waiting
With my lunch
Next to my phone

You rang twice
Your silky voice so nice
Some dream sequence
So much my vice

I want to be your sheep
You are the Sheperd
Belting out jazz
Your over night shift

I could never resist.
Not another word
Not another sound
Until I hear you sing again.

This is an ode poem to one of my favorite Moonlighting tv show episodes where they did a black and white Big Band club episode where Maddie sang two songs “I Told Ya I Love Ya” and the classic “Blue Moon”. That episode introduced me to big band jazz. And is directly responsible for my being a fan of others such as Harry Conic Jr, Candy Dulfer, David Sanborn, Manhattan Transfer. The ode is to an episode called “The Dream Sequence Always Rings Twice”.


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