Lonely horn

   beneath the light

Melody borne in

   heat of night

Bottle drained

   of liquid dreams

Dimming light

   sex-crazed dreams

Dancers close

   arms entwined

Faking love

   nothing to find

Shifty beats

   inhaling stuff

Talking loud

   of being tough

Poets with word

   and background beat

Scarcely heard

   in summer heat

Jazzmen play

   their combo throb

Singers bray

   their heartless sob

Crying and swearing

   without a sound

Knowing not

   where life is found

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