“Praises From A Tenor Sax” by L. K. Thayer

Photo of L. K. Thayer by Sandra Carlson

like salt on a bloodsucker
recoiling, shriveling
paralyzed fits of punishing

with the sell-out
the down and out
muck and mire choir
praises from a tenor sax
and a song
you can’t let go of

fill the loving cup
and drink it dry
try to stay away
but you can’t fight
the pull
of the taffy

you get stuck in the
and you wanna

L. K. Thayer
© 2010


  1. blissbait · November 20, 2009

    Oh God. I love this. Just plain and simple love it. You are a magic Goddess! Thank You and Cheers and Namaste. 🙂

  2. lkthayer · November 20, 2009

    Thank you Bliss, you make me feel bliss-ful !! — 🙂

  3. Stephen John Kalinich · November 20, 2009

    I love this poem….

    Stevie K

    • lkthayer · November 21, 2009

      thank you Stephen, that means a lot to me! –LK 🙂

  4. Lordy · May 12, 2010

    Love the snap by VC and love the poem by Lisa.
    ….Must be something left to moan about… tuts !

  5. lkthayer · May 12, 2010

    Thank you Mitch, this is one of my all time favorite foto meets poem combinations…I wrote it before I saw VC’s snap…it is a good marriage! XXXXX

  6. Lordy · May 12, 2010

    Indeed……………”Slave To A Sax”

    I must send you a sax snap soon!!

  7. lkthayer · May 12, 2010

    Oh yes please, send me a sax snap, I adore them!!!

  8. Lordy · May 13, 2010

    It’s on it’s way….

  9. lkthayer · May 13, 2010

    That’s very saxy!

  10. Roz Levine · June 21, 2010

    Lisa, great rhythm in this poem. Love the last line.

    • lkthayer · June 21, 2010

      Thank you Roz, we are jazz poets…:)

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