Cafe Band

Let me take you to a special place… Lean back and close your eyes… Open the penetrating vision of your mind…

 

In the cafe plays a band…

They are there every week…

I marvel at the complex dance

That they engage in musically…

The base will lead out with a bold step…

And the keys come spinning into his arms…

Not to be outdone the guitar shifts into a waltz…

The drums shatter the stillness like earthly faults…

Round and round they go…

Sometimes leading, sometimes following, but always in control…

The keys spin out for a complex solo…

Guitar jaw-slack in awe at the beautiful show…

Then the base creeps up from behind her and matches her movements…

The drums hype up the crowd, like a storm brewing…

The guitar closes his eyes, and lets his feet follow their own path…

Then off he goes, speaking an unintelligibly clear language at full blast…

Then – The Voice.

Just cruising along the space lanes of this elaborate production…

No words at first – such would take away from the flow…

We get some “bop de bops” and “woo, woo, woos”

Some “Mmmm, hm, hm, hm” and “boopity boos”

Through not saying anything The Voice says everything…

Adapting to each dancer in a seamless stride…

Then pulling them altogether…

For a genius ride…

‘Tis magical music, the most intricate of steps…

Only cadence there is, is of the heart and every exhaled breath…

Then suddenly – STOP.

Hi-Hat tap dancing across the floor…

Everybody else has ceased, but one can still feel the power on the floor…

The Voice enters a new dimension…

Head bobbing, body shaking, oblivious to any listenin…

The magic then begins to strike…

The keys pirouette, as the high notes dance through the room…

Base line holds her in the air, like the sky supports the noon…

Guitar streaks through with sporadic twirls of passion…

And the crowd ceases clappin, to join in the dancin…

THIS is the cafe.  THIS is the band.

The magic possesses power to change the whole land.

Neck’s bobbin, and hands a-tappin…

Off on an impossible ride like Aladdin.

 

 

 

 

 

~The Wordsmith

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