Ode to Odd Jazz – a B.O.S.S

“Ode to Odd Jazz; or What Instrument does Rahsaan Roland Kirk Play?”

(A poem by Tori Taiyo Johnson, part of Benfii Original Short Stories – B.O.S.S. ©2021 Eagle Land Grace, LLC)

~ Poem ~

I’m not for the bland or mundane, prefer the unconventional insane. 

You can keep your Kenny G and pork. I’ll munch on ostrich and jam to Rahsaan Roland Kirk.

As he wails on his skritch and makes my soul twitch.

Or Derrick Brown and his beatbox saxophone sound.    

Or take a rock band, switch saxophones for guitars.

Call it Moon Hooch and I’m seeing stars.

Feature Leo P, and I’m feeling free.

Yes, no normal for me.

No normal for me.

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