unjails cyclical knowledge rolling a bi-continental brain
frees the spirit as a river liberates dirt it erodes from banks.
thought processes flow again.
makes some slow sense of you and me and i start to laugh out loud and smile to myself
rockin to a Vibe
coltrane is a healer.
after collective folk
have had their day
on my head,
i let the blue trane run through at night.
only freedom train i know.
Jacquese Armstrong, author of blues legacy (2019), was the recipient of the 2019 Naomi Long Madgett Poetry award. Her work has been published in midnight & indigo, For Harriet, OC87 Recovery Diaries, A Gathering of the Tribes and Ourselves Black among others.