Jazzman Said

“I don’t think I ever was a child.”
                    –Coleman Hawkins, top sax jazzman

I don’t think
I ever was a child

Was I a child?
I don’t think—

If I ever was a child
I’d know.  …..I don’t.

I don’t even know, jazzman said,
if a child ever was

Child, jazzman said,
I don’t just think
I play jazz, man

Jim Culleny
5/2008
 
 
 
 
 

 

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