Satchmo’s Moon River

She strummed
Ravines; weaved strings
Over a songless wreck.
Dream maker.
Still and all, toted
The depth of worlds;
Rasped riverbeds.
No time
To let me learn to swim.
Moon River,
You heartbreaker. 

*Moon River is a song by Henry Mancini and Johnny Mercer. Originally sung by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. This poem contains lyrics of the song.