Tag Archives: rhythm

I Wish I Lived In 5/4 Time

I wish I lived in
five-four time, one beat
ahead, or one behind of
marches, or a steady waltz,

where songs continue through the
halts in patterns that begin
to grow beyond the rhythms
that we’ve known while breaking

up the measured pace of
music filling oblong space with
low bass notes and treble
tones exploding through our gramophones

that settle into some new
groove and welcome a familiar
tune: Oh, I wish I
lived in five-four time.

The Beats Don’t Stop ‘Til Your Body Drops

beat

beat

another beat
trembling

pulsating.beat

four-on-the-floor
hope for one more

beat.

resonating
deep in veins
to palpitate
appendages

in a beat

beat
another beat

shaking hands
shaking feet

keep it steady
keep the beat

beat

beat

another beat

another beat

beat

another