About to eat, go to bed, get up, climb into a car to travel to an airport and fly towards a Big Apple.
Will be away and off-line for the next two weeks because of these plans, maybe longer depending on inspiration and energies.
But wanted to say a big thanks to all who have paid any attention whatsoever to my posts and thoughts.
A journey from N.Y. via points south to Washington D.C feels like it could be great.
Hope to be back soon.
Strength and patience to your blogging muscles.
So, some moneybody said,
“How about we
Pay more for ‘em,
Set no limits,
Pay ‘em more;
Give ‘em much more
Than an hour an’ a bit
Of a Saturday afternoon?
Put the celebrity shine on
Lads who once were welders,
Scoring for chicken ‘n beans?
Man hangs, happily distracted,
From a dream of smoke.
In another world his
Friend is at one end
Of a fight-tense line.
Between them a woman whose
Skeleton is a charity-shop stool frame.
Across the smooth water
A thin stick holds up a man.
Me? I’m here; balancing unsteadily
On a reflection that shifts and
Cannot possibly be me
I’m not that colour, I’m not
That rigid, that tired, don’t
Look as old as the water
So faithlessly shows.
Stars full of statics and rains,
Sleeps full of sharks
And poison-bomb planes;
The frames as much help as the door,
When the test leaves scar marks
And your soul’s face is pressed to the floor
And you’re still going down.
Every straight’s a corner
Every down is always up a hill.
The one you picked won’t
Everybody else’s will.
Again I’ve been dreamin'; the one
That always has me feelin’ like screamin':
Wakin’ up in a place I know but don’t remember, last
Night’s warmth, passion an’ promise already coolin’ fast.
When the friends that I wanted were out
And the ones that I met were not.
Drifted to the palace game, realising I
Knew neither the names nor the rules. Later
At the accident club the edges were dull, the
Twice-warm’d wine and cheap skin-sin far too pale,
In my head of course
I’ve always been
Master of the
Snake and shake shuffle
Between platform five
And the fantasy gun
I aim at the midnight sun.