What Is Jazz is jamming on the jukebox, joyous birds still sing out songs, the trees and flowers still bloom, and the highway still hums along. There’s a sunset out the window, delightful colors woven miles long that tap dance on the mountains who faithfully guard the horizon. Chimney smoke rises softly as city street lights begin to turn on. Shower yourself in nature’s beauty once dismissed while hurrying along. Twinkling stars slowdance with the moon, so routine it seems nothing’s wrong. Pause to notice what we still have for one day it may all be gone.
D.L. Lang served as Poet Laureate of Vallejo, California (2017-2019). She is the author of thirteen books, and one spoken word album. Her poems have been published in numerous anthologies worldwide.