Tranesque, Gregory Luce

Gregory Luce

Originally published in Juke Jar.
(for Moira)

The very thought of you
after one long evening
of talk cascades
through my mind
like music, like
your hair over
your shoulders
in the flickering
candlelight as the breeze 
grew chill and your voice 
came warm across
the small space between 
us, your words,
too, cascading like 
notes, like Trane 
soloing filigrees
around Johnny
Hartman’s voice:
My one and only love.

Gregory Luce, author of Signs of Small Grace (Pudding House Publications), Drinking Weather (Finishing Line Press), Memory and Desire (Sweatshoppe Publications), and Tile (Finishing Line Press), has published widely in print and online. He is the 2014 Larry Neal Award winner for adult poetry, given by the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. He is retired from National Geographic, works as a volunteer writing tutor/mentor for 826DC, and lives in Arlington, VA. Catch him on Twitter: @dctexpoet.