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Sweating Paisley for Jimi Hendrix harness lightning leaping dolphins off a rainbow bridge guitar plugged into a cosmic amp melting blue flames in his hands mud on the voice delta poetry dripping from his guitar maps drawn with sticks in the electric mud sound moving skyward at first the music was invisible to my ears i had never heard an electric prayer before never knew that guitars could open doors like saxophones lifted mind from a prison of labels false walls that separate us defining things that need no definition just is screaming strings, harmonize in high frequency bathe our ears in a field of sound bending light new connections 83 prayer and electricity in an awesome room mud and the spirit shaped into a man black gypsy sweating paisley under stars dancing rainbows in the night BLACK RENAISSANCE NOIRE I searched Seattle for the pillow that held Jimi’s head dream catching, plucking love from the nest of broken hearts the borrowed weeping of blues men singing into empty bottles of perfume with their processed hair of crows