Sunday, July 30, 2006

Twice used disposable cup

In other news I am allergic to everything because of artificial lemon scent. I bought more than a handful of new books but I am taking a break from reading to allow proper digestion of already read material as plots started to intermingle in my sleep. I am homeless for another few days coming up then voyaging back to PA.

Viddy-O-Screen (7/29/06 Magnolia)

What do you want from me
To watch the TV?
I watch the news and reel
The sublime-surreality
They don't show death on the big screen
Which logic would say means
There is no life
Since this breath can't go away
So the knife in the back alley
The bullets overhead
Whizz-bang Whizz-bang
Pop
There is no death
No pity follows suit
I'm just as bad as you
Which is to say not at all
There is bread and there is water
Husbands for daughters and
Laugher sounds the same
As tears in every tongue
And there is no one who isn't like me
They don't show death on the TV
And I don't need this red
Seeping from holes and cuts
There's enough
There's enough
There's always enough
Why stop it up
When the color is more real
Than I can pretend to be
And the pain brings clarity
To the whenwherehow
This is now-alive
And I can die
Just this once and be
Reincarnate for you
A white sheet on the oh-six-thirty news
In this not quite death of your TV screen

-Jn

2 comments:

The Red Queen said...

Damn, that is fine!!!!

Ramblin' Ed said...

That's fine, and DAMN.

I loved this:
Husbands for daughters and
Laugher sounds the same
As tears in every tongue

but wish there was a line folowing it that just flowed perfectly.

Remind me that I owe you some Buddy Miller lyrics as they relate to your line: Seeping from holes and cuts

"I'm smelting. Look at me! I'm smel-tinnnggg..." - The Wicked Witch of Iron Ore County