A Letter To Bessie Smith
Dear Empress of the Blues:
Life is sometimes sweetness
Only the wind from the trees
Can ease this feeling I feel
"Mamaâ€™s got the Blues!"
I am in the mindset of this madness
Wishing the easiness of life would
Make me as passionate as young lovers
"T'aint Nobodyâ€™s business if I Do!"
I see through the window glass
A pathway deep in my soul
A place where my heart could rest
"If I go to church on Sunday
I then just shimmy down on Monday!"
I know now, experience teaches.
So be it your choice,
I need you back in my life.