John-Ward Leighton CD

COOL DAWN IN SPRING

John-Ward Leighton CD: Cool Dawn In Spring
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as my kettle hums in the background
and the wake clouds my eyes
there as yet is no crack of dawn
to let the light in

the sound track echoes
to a ten-minute wank
by the Almond bros
punched the next key for Gerry Mulligan

this is in the order of a test
to see if all the piss offs yesterday
were from the app or the platform
a virtual perfect storm and fuck all the rest

I don’t know why I had to get that off my chest
the day stretches out before
like an unread map
and today there will be no nap

and I will hunt the unsuspecting scene
to fit into the little rectangle presented to me
taking small pieces of the 360º
to concentrate my attention

I’ve hit the wall
and the words have stopped
is it a lack of wit
or has my muse gone for a shit

the crack of dawn
creeps over the southern sky
and the crows and seagulls cry
and with Miles in the background I’ll say goodbye