Joseph Rios – In the Beginning

Joseph Rios

In the Beginning 

For Alana

I lived in a windowless room 
above a nightclub in Downtown LA.
Afterhours we would dance 
with the music loud, loud 
as the the colored lights
we bathed in until it was 
time to visit the Pantry 
and spin on the chairs 
watching the cooks 
make French Toast 
in Dodgers caps
until even the coffee 
couldn’t keep us awake. 

The Playlist:

There Must Be a Better Way – Friday Saturday And Sunday
Wede Harer Guzo – Hailu Mergia, Dahlak Band
We’re Running Out of Time – Oscar Weathers
Don’t You Know – Durand Jones & The Indications
Dreaming’s Out of Season – The Montclairs, Phil Perry
Words Words Words – Pratt & Moodya
Weak for Your Love – Thee Sacred Souls 
The Sky’s The Limit – The Duprees
You’re On My Mind – Rose Royce 
High On Your Love – Kings Go Forth
You Are Giving Me Some Other Love – Penny & The Quarters 
Sweetest Thing On This Side of Heaven – Papa Bear & His Cubs

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