Blue is the owner of a jazz club in Detroit called Paradise Club. He
Start: Pumpkin: That sounded real good.
Blue: Don’t clap for that. Don’t ever clap for that.
Pumpkin: But...it was good.
Blue: Mediocre. I lost my rhythm. Let it take over. Ain’t never s’pose to let it take over.
[... .. ...]
End: Blue: I need you in every way. Touch me like you say and soften the pain. Love it all away so I can be somebody better.
Pumpkin: I will, baby. I will.
For time’s deft fingers scroll my brow With fell relentless art-- I’m folding up my little dreams Tonight, within my heart.
Morisseau, Dominique, The Detroit Project, Theatre Communications Group, Inc., 2018, pp. 43-47.
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