downtown tattoos and swells
and smiling swirls of teeth
and silver rings through pale
skin and silken black hair
down to there a black cat
that follows the laughter
of brown coffee voices
and the old new music
swimming in the mirror
above the bar not heard
but moving in a trance
with boys and girls who dream
that life may be a chance
that life may be a dance

(Words and images Copyright 2013 by Michael Kallstrom)