The Blues

          —after Romare Bearden, 1916 - 1988, 1975, mixed-media collage, 23 7/8 x 18 in., Honolulu Academy of Arts

The collages we build—
stereo turntables,
Ipod earphones, the
ring on our cells—
We build background
to our lives like in the
movies, the grand
scene we long for—
sudden as a kiss.

Julene Tripp Weaver: lives in Seattle and works in an AIDS Service Organization; this second career is the basis for her chapbook Case Walking: An AIDS Case Manager Wails Her Blues. Her poems are published in many journals including Main Street Rag, The Healing Muse, Knock, Off the Coast, Pontoon, Arabesques Review, Nerve Cowboy, Arnazella, Crab Creek Review, Pilgrimage, Pirene’s Fountain, and Letters to the World Poems from the Wom-Po LISTSERV.

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