Like Monk, Like Lacy

by Roger Hickin

i.

don’t
say too
much

like Monk’s notes
words need
silence

stop
breathe
dig

check out
spaces
in between

ii.

honks
peeps
pops

Lacy
pares it down

all those tunes
with one word
names

blinks
chirps

capers
quirks

next to
nothing’s

enough
to swing with