Timbalero

Timbalero
By Tony Robles

Skillet poppin’
Fast talkin’
Timbalero

In the black hat
In the background
Shadows of a trench
Coat wrapped ‘round
Like a lover

Timbalero
Living in hollow can
Dreams where sounds
Amplify in the bone
Finger fire rhythm of your life

Timbalero
Sliding over,
Smooth like

Sheds his coat
Like an old
Lover’s skin

Grabs the sticks,
Lights up the
Neighborhood

Trumpet, conga,
Piano, bass, guitar,
Sax, trombone

Comrades
In the timbale
line of fire

In the neighborhood
In the bones
In the dreams
In the grease stained
Pots

Your timbale
Riddled face,
Timbale tapping
Thunder
Lighting up the
Street
Lighting up the
Night

Punto
© 2014 Tony Robles

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