bass lines

doo-do-do-do      doo-doo-doo-d

doo-do-do-do      doo-doo-doo-d

doo-do-do-do      doo-doo-doo-d

the bass line
is an insinuation
by the café stereo system

playing noise
pitched just above the sound of

clatter-clatter-cla-cla-cla-cl

clatter-clatter-cla-cla-cla-cl

and

shu-shu-shu-shu      shu shu      sh      sh

shu-shu-shu-shu      shu shu      sh      sh

voices interspersed
tell the state of things

the bread
just out of the oven

doo-doo-doo-do

another flat white
wanted now

take away

shu-shu-shu      sh

clean up
after table five please

clatter-clatter-clatter-cl

clatter-clatter-clatter-cl

the bass line
on the café stereo system is

doo-do-do-do      doo-doo-doo-d

doo-do-do-do      doo-doo-doo-d

an insinuation


© Frank Prem, 2017

October 2017 Poem #38: before crescendo

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