Monthly Archives: May 2018

Perhaps

Perhaps each parent should give up one child to war by soldier – by casualty
then wave a flag
flaunt a collection of ideals with steel
vote to vote or vote to abstain – freedom of speech to kneel

Perhaps each should lose one child
end the argument of gun violence – America’s 2nd Amendment

Perhaps we should put one finger in the holes and side of Jesus
reach in towards loves’ forgiveness
and if we still don’t believe beyond physical humanity
then keep the one child and the only humanity we’ll ever have

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Your You

your fading on the couch
the you of you
dark building inside a house
the home
no lights but the fade

radio playing
record player
vinyl spinner

strangeness of the evening

you are the stranger in your own- ness

2 songs on one side

and you fade
the you of you
where the couch is empty

if only – the sadness


strings

E minor steady
c
h
on the runway strip – taxi myself to your love

cliche i know
military talk and shop
talk

but the E minor warping on a full moon back deck
pool lights
moscato

listening to work take off in the distance
speaking to the sky

maybe

we don’t ned to say anything else…..

Echo
c
h
o

in the night……


RuNNiNg

Cndn content
ONT. content
lOcAl content

but
no

Amricn greetings
USA soldier back to surprise
rEd/ White/ bLue

here’s a thought…..
read what’s ours

– understand how a BILL is made

– greet the tarmac in your own backyard

…..but we don’t brag

nope
and in the end

the good stuff gets

iGnOrEd……


40 seconds to AIR

Jonathan Pie COME TO CANADA
we got local and provincial – even NATIONAL
politics and politicians you could rip into to help rebuild
competency

from the CONservatives
to the libTARDS
or even the car lot saluting a dead man on the C.N Tower
for the NdP – a man who had to be kcked out of public housing
while running the show…..

but don’t get me started.

right wing – left wing
centre forwards on skates who
post as journalists – far reaching articles on abortions
when the truth is about deportation

decent helpful mayors
high on crack opening others – skeleton closets
even a former prime MINISTER shutting down prisons for
his money backing cronies.

but JOHN….don’t get me started

crystal balls and fortune telling accusations
v.s understanding a board system.
downtown shopping without downtown parking
female doctors who can’t break the manPOWER code
better equipped to serve We the PEOPLE

and Mr. Pie……

rather than standing up and fighting the VOTE
we
talk about the corruption of current govt
rather than admitting the govt trying to get through the gates
was just as dirty beforehand
making promises to get back in
that no one would vote for

but Johnnie
Johnny
Johnathan

TOM……

Mr. ENGLISHMAN…..

don’t get me started…….

* Jonathan Pie: Jonathan Pie is a fictitious British news reporter, created and played by British actor and comedian Tom Walker. Pie appears in a series of video clips where he rants about the state of politics in the United Kingdom, presented as if he is a real reporter speaking his personal opinions to camera before or after filming a regular news segment.


the great beyond

don’t you know
i was there before you were
and when you’re gone i’ll still be here
everywhere
it’s only time and physical

you say you search for my face
but it’s born in you
was born in her
i am always round and always near

time is earth its physical
but it’s neither time or the spinning sound
all but moments before we’re home
and before you’re home
after your return

i’ll still be here
it’s everywhere
the face you seek is your own
because it’s mine from dust to seed
not in us or in one command

don’t you know?

whether you need or not
deny or grasp
i was there before you were
and when you’re gone i’ll still be here
such a short short time
for a longer life
it’s physical when you’re no longer

physical…..


The Dance of Josephine

No way
(she says)
This is Paris France
-and she takes to town shaking a banana
trying to convince everyone it’s making a sound

I’m off to see a Wizard
(she sings) skipping down the path
This is April and Josephine has to be here
-and Adam looks up to the rolling sky
(rolling eyes)
bites into a permitted organic apple
and window shops

*Shaking a banana: mild reference to a rant given on the album LIVE BETWEEN US by the Tragically Hip

*Josephine: Josephine Baker’s career was mostly in her adopted France. She was among the most celebrated performers to headline the revues of the Folies Bergère in Paris. Her performance in the revue Un Vent de Folie in 1927 caused a as her costume, consisted of only a girdle of bananas, becoming a symbol of the Jazz Age and the 1920s.


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