Music and Wine

Bottle bleach blond in tight black jeans hangs on
to the man she’s with while her hair flip flirt
attracts attention from across the room.

A quartet of young things waltz in without
a man among them – drinking something sweet –
more concerned with gossip than the music.

A future bottle blonde snuggles her man,
adjusts her sweater vest to advantage.
simulates cleverness and then giggles.

None of them listen to the lyrics, none
appreciate the guitarist’s efforts,
or the variations of the trumpet.

She absorbs the sounds, captures images
in her mind; one artist to another.