03 May 2014

Avenue’s Tunes

An old excuse - but a good ‘un, and 
you’re polishing it as if it’s a classic 
heirloom you’ve every right to use - 
there’s a lineage in train certainly, & 
bearers of this name challenged all 
for right to do as they wished, which 
meant avoiding anything like being 
bored by the real prospect of work 

Now if it was entertainment there’d 
raucous accord too loud to ignore - 
it would irk all but familial members 
of a cognoscenti steeped in theatre 
of the street; and rhythms steal feet 
balanced to that avenue’s tunes 

© 21 February 2014, I. D. Carswell