The Blue Room, the newest CD from Madeleine Peyroux. Hits the spot! I love her gorgeous slow, easy voice and choice of songs. On this one, I'm drawn to "Born to Lose" and "You Don't Know Me," and last night I wept to her rendition of "Gentle On My Mind." Not because of the car. Just because the song is sweet and sad and lovely.
Her Ex Sits Next To Her
It's far too soon for her to make a joke of it,
scuttle him away with a swish of wit,
This is a love seat, isn't it?
but too late to reach across the child-size space
between them, or look directly at his face.
Good stuff, that. I'll be able to read and review Survivors' Picnic for Escape Into Life, because Debra Bruce is one of our EIL poets, so more on that later!
In the meantime, everything is gentle on my mind.