late shift and the lonely bull

do you remember ‘the lonely bull’
a slow brassy number
done by some ensemble from mexico
they were popular for awhile

I don’t …
remember that is
not really
but these half dozen trumpet notes
are playing
over and over in my head
sort of soothing
almost nuisance
and I’m sure they come
from that band
and that tune
nearly forty years ago

it’s late
I’m supposed to be working
ba-da-dada-da dada                da-da-da
a chorus without words
the way some girl vocalists can do
it’s haunting
beautiful I suppose
playing in the back of things
lonely and tugging sad

it’s late


© Frank Prem, 2002

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