~morning duties~doggy-doo pickup~scoop ‘em up~hose ‘em down~while performing mundane tasks I attempt to become mindless~something I’m much better at the older I get~there are rewards in the zero atmosphere between my ears~such as~
~spirits awander~anchors aweigh~flyin’ in the big ships~sandwiched ‘tween oceans & clouds~it is a wonder we find each other~can’t remember why we left~glad to step in steps~made in younger days~we got home~we got family~gotta hold on~
~eighteen when my first daughter was born~thirty-seven when the fifth child~my second son came to join us~those three girls & two boys have had quite a time with me~sharing life with them~the single most significant event of my being~has been a prayer~the oldest of eight children~sear...
~I’m a lucky man~sitting in a lawn chair~Colorado springtime~breathing in~breathing out~that’s enough~time spent well~my wife’s in California~earning our living~she’ll join me in a couple of weeks~she brings home the bacon~til my words find their weigh~I’m a lucky man~
~life was tough~Momma was a catholic~Daddy was a drunk~I was the firstborn of seven kids~eight really~she gave the eighth one away~she knew by then he wouldn’t have a chance with us~I promised her I wouldn’t publish any of this until she was gone~now she is~
~a guy came into the bar one night~attempted to levitate me~I snagged his martini glass and ate it~blood dripping lip~he laughed~we smoked tar opium after the gig~played poker all night in the harems of our dreams~very high~I was not levitated~
~shortly after my father died~I attempted astral projection~wasn’t very good at~ended up in a vast lonely of trees~quiet there except~needles & leaves~chanting messages~penetrating the awful darkness of my grief~I didn’t want to return~to the fierce reality of life~
~I wanna spend the night in that dark house~I saw it flyin’ down Interstate 80~Nevada~maybe Utah~90 miles an hour~8 hours driving in~it’s hard to tell~can’t turn around~never could~revisiting nightmares~monster eyes~
~Friday nights when we got off work~we’d load kids & inner tubes in our Jeeps~my brothers & I~four wheel into those rocky mountains~have someone drop us off 25 miles or so above camp~experience a certain deliverance~ridin’ the river~peeing our pants~
~5 men raped a woman in a laundromat~her husband was a friend of mine~we went out lookin’~brought back 10 trophies to add to his collection~gotta watch who you fuck with~or the game owns you~
~there is no way out~when a man lays his hand on your woman~mother~sister~daughter~wife~she cries out to you~don’t hurt him~ah hell~just go away~
~that’s what my brother named years spent in prison~I’ve been tossed in jail a few times in my life~no down time like him~twenty-eight years~God damn~
~I don’t fly~lived my life in Colorado~met a great woman in California~married her~mind is blank~3 years away from my kids~1300 miles~ah damn~I don’t fly~
~tryin’ to think of something to say~these worms in my brain~demand to be set in order~rank & file~they crawl by~I need drugs~kisses & hugs~someone killed the sand man~buried him in my eyes~
~ you never know what you’re gonna do when the shithouse goes up in flames ‘til the fire bites you on the ass ~ my knuckles hurt today ~ probably that arthritis thing ~ there’s a little baby girl about 1400 miles from here ~ couple o’ weeks & I’ll go there ~ she & her big br...
~ near impossible to go back home ~ mean streets carry you away ~ everything is smaller there ~ death smiles ~ the mouth of the child you were ~ spitting & calling you names ~ you wonder why~ don’t learn nothin’ ~ deep roar of your machine ~ wind in your face ~ to hell with it al...
~ I have 5 children ~ 7 grandchildren ~ 1 great granddaughter ~ wife Kathy & stepdaughter ~ Cinder Dawg & Bubba Kat ~ what joy ~ the newest addition to our family ~ I’ll hug her soon ~ 1400 miles ~ 24 days from now ~
~ I made the blue cars go away ~ Jim Morrison ~ if it was as lovely an oasis belly ~ Nietzsche ~ You eat meat and you kill things that are better than you are ~ Charles Manson ~ in veils & drowned in tears ~ Poe ~ what hunts you down ~ owns you ~ is where you are ~
~ 26 hours behind the wheel ~ highway bridges yawned before me ~ toothless mouths ~ endless voids ~ windshield of my truck a face looking back ~ a monster waiting to devour me ~ window down cursing ~ swallowed by the cocoon of time ~
~ I am a guide to the labyrinth ~ Jim Morrison ~ Are your longings under a thousand maths, you fool! ~ you poet! ~ Nietzsche ~ I hope your dreams take you to the highest of your hopes ~ Charles Manson ~ by good angels tenanted ~ Poe ~ name it religion ~ sacrifice others ~ save your ...
~the oldest child in a family of eight children ~ I knew all about changing diapers ~ raised three daughters & two sons myself ~ needles & pins uh ~ time for the grand-babies ~ I laugh & roll up my sleeves ~ piece o’ cake ~ I got the new-fangled diaper ~ sticky tabs stuck ~ where th...
~ a squirrel on the mailbox ~ attempting to argue me out of breakfast ~ a church bell sends it flying into a tree ~ it chitters at children skipping down the street ~ I smile & go inside ~ it gets my breakfast after all~
~ let’s recreate the world ~ the palace of conception is burning ~ Jim Morrison ~ morality as anti-nature ~ Nietzsche ~ If you need to be happy, I'll be your smile ~ Charles Manson ~ to the tintinnabulation that so musically wells ~ Poe ~ chains of authority~ peace be damned ~
~ She talked about the Lawrence Welk band ~ dancing while her husband performed with them ~ 87 years old ~ she closes her eyes ~ falls into a pirouette ~ I catch her & she goes home ~ a tear in her eye ~ he is long gone ~ Mister Welk too ~
~I’m real~I’m human~but I’m not an ordinary man~no no no~Jim Morrison ~does the hellbound howl at you?~Nietzsche~ you haven't got long before you are all going to kill yourselves, ~Charles Manson~thus I pacified Psyche & kissed her~Poe~Jesus is the bomb~do you see him~