all night…

he’d stay -up all night…listenin’ to the radio…some jazz station outta’ Newark…talk radio from Jersey City…airwaves bouncin’ over rivers…voices soundin’-off from far away places ’bout the economy…politics…go down the dial again to hear Dexter Gordon play Our Love Is Here To Stay…that one made him cry…

when he was married he’d only listen to the radio in the car drivin’ ’round town…on his way to pick-up groceries…meet a friend at the local tap…maybe drivin’ ‘through Manhattan in search of something to calm his nerves that the doctors couldn’t prescribe…always lookin’ for somethin’…

it coulda’ been a drink…a woman…some dime bag…anything that would ease his mind…stop stirrin’ the soul…his wife didn’t understand…nor did his parents when he was younger and had wander lust…used to hitchhike all over america…just him and a transistor radio…you could say it was his salvation…

had these strange thoughts of endin’ his life for a long time…just stoppin’ everything in it’s tracks an’ goin’ to heaven…some kinda’ paradise…he dreamed of streets paved in gold…mansions on hills…reality always woke ’em up…

he’d stay-up all night listenin’ to that radio…goin’ up-n-down the dial like a madman at times ‘fore he settled into a conversation…or the Bill Evans Trio playin’ Gloria’s Step…

he just stayed-up all night…

all night…

Published by: dmseay

The writing is based on my surroundings and what I've been surrounded by. This language is coarse and politically incorrect; which I make no apologies for. These characters are not nice and to use any other dialogue would be disingenuine. That being said, I choose to roll the dice. dm seay

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s