Africa Express, “Terry Riley’s In C Mali,” live, London (Tate Modern), 2014
I wouldn’t try to capture it
on the page, or in a blog, the inauspicious
leavings of a day. Closer to dream
than the hum of streets, and people
who once walked along them.
—John Ashbery (1927-), “Gravy for the Prisoners,” excerpt (Breezeway, 2015)