Archive for August, 2016

the cover version


31 Aug

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the cover version

 

i know that it’s backwards
but i feel like
joe cocker who thinks he looks like morrison
chuckling at belushi
nodding along
– it is a long way down, man
but, jimmy, we probably won’t end up
at the bottom
maybe an empty room
somewhere in a cover of st. james infirmary
drooling spit, bile and whatever bleeds from cigarettes
repeating “baby, baby, baby…”
wishing cab calloway was still around
arranging things uptown
where you know some thing dead just ain’t dead
not always at least
but… let it go, let her go, let her go
god bless her, wherever she may be
i’ll play the live record from ‘72
i think i played los angeles that year
no dizzie on the trumpet
but that was a different time, i had different hair
falling out now
getting old with the rest of time
the rest of it
i know
because they’re already shinnin’ the twenty dollar gold piece
for my watch chain
let it go

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stay ahead


13 Aug

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child, stay ahead of your shadow

 

those

that

tend

to

make the world a better place

by

mere

existence

alone

tend

not

to

exist

too

long

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what the fuck is this – commentary?!


10 Aug

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for the aristocratic drifters

 

sitting at the park
laughing
planning rush limbaugh’s assassination
breathing
hands up, don’t shoot
white wine, cold on a hot day
sitting
this used to be my park
but then it moved
the fountain used to be over there
i was on this bench with you
but even then
smurfs were held sacred
smurf lives saved in this political nightmare
endangered predators in this poverty abattoir
sovereignty for the soul, but the flesh gets patted down
broken
hands, batons and bullets
for every body
another american miracle succumbs
sitting at the park
we laugh
and drink
and watch this
something we can’t change
try to sell itself to us
and just like that
it’s time to move
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Jack Tsoy Tumult

Morose Pontifications and Other Poetic Ramblings


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