A confession in black velvet

  • Welcome readers, I was inspired to write this piece after listening to a Miles Davis song titled “L’assassinat de carala”. During my first listen, I was outside one night and as I headed toward my destination, all I could envision was a hazy Noir setting and the narrator sensing an imminent problem ready to happen but also seeing light at the end of it. Everyone reacts to and interprets music differently, so what I would implore you to do is listen to this song and let me know what you thought of it in the comments. Leave a like if you’ve enjoyed this post and hit that follow button so you can stay up to date with my future posts. I am because we are, that’s Ubuntu. As always, peace and keep it real.

Staring out the window 

The black velvet night sky

was extremely alluring

Silence overpowered by an echoing confession

It permeated my mind as I opened the blinds 

3AM staring at a drizzling chill 

On a rain-streaked window

I exhaled remnants of a joint 

My vision momentarily obscured 

Accompanied by a sunken heart

Its rhythm beats languished

I spoke with a college friend at midnight

A two-hour conversation between us was borne 

None of his other friends answered his calls

Ecstatic I answered, saved from a deeper fall

He told me his story

Tales of whiskey-soaked daze 

Angry at himself

Yet here he was, brave to express his pain

And do his best to rectify his inebriated ways 

The morning brought a heaviness to my chest

I’m enshrouded in smoke but I can still see 

The vibrant sunrise peek through the gloom 


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