“ping’s restaurant plays jazz” — a poem by J. Lewis

January 11th, 2016

 

ping’s restaurant plays jazz

 

uncle ping made my lemon chicken sing
with dueling jazzaphones
and unexpected tunes
there was no moon cake after
but the honey walnut prawns
laid down their own
muted saxy laughter and
kept the hungry sign on
until my ears were full

 

 

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lewis

j.lewis is an internationally published poet, musician, and nurse practitioner. His poetry and music reflect the complexity of human interactions, sometimes drawing inspiration from his experience in healthcare. When he is not otherwise occupied, he is often on a kayak, exploring and photographing the waterways near his home in California.

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