Jockey - Degas
by Catherine Daly
Least Exclusive Jazz Club
Cuttings for ground cover root in a jam jar on the stained plastic table lit by candles guttering in shot glasses. The music's close as a choosy club's Siberia. This is a ringside table. The jam's recorded, does not relate to this landscape. The music escapes to another venue, open when you care.
Catherine writes: I am an America Online Poetry Mentor. Since earning my MFA from Columbia in 1991, I have worked as a software developer. I've been widely published in journals, and am currently writing a second poetry manuscript, Locket.