the thirty-first

That Night


Using a blender,

to get the right word,

combination and lock,

in the sound.


Featuring the greatest,

hits of your life or,

my life or,

our together lives.


Pumping the bass with,

the iron is no trouble,

because it echoes,

our heart whispers.


Loose when at home,

dance floor paralysis,

takes hold as that girl,



The one with the,

captivating third eye,

not blind to,

your soul.


The words of the song,

etched in your mixtape mind,

as they are on the tombstone of,

that night.


Jason de Koff is an associate professor of agronomy and soil science at Tennessee State University.  He lives in Nashville, TN with his wife, Jaclyn, and his two daughters, Tegan and Maizie.  He has published in a number of scientific journals, and has over 60 poems published or forthcoming in literary journals this year. 

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