August 9, 2012

I'm gonna be perfect from now on
I'm gonna be perfect starting now



Mary Ellen Mark, Central Park, 1967

Listening To Procol Harum With A Fatal Arrythmia In Stand By
-- Dennis Mahagin

To ghost fly

the red eye

under the weather,

as if to kick start

the afterlife
we'll all be

together.

Or lie
down in turbulence,
and hope it gets
better

~~

beach pail,

belly up
in a hail

of radio

static --

skip a light
fandango, turn
cartwheels


it's automatic

~~

on a midnight flight

some misbegotten
insight

broken up, aisle seat

17 - A,

token of the din

of the ear drum in
heartbeat, alabaster

faster, faster

no sleep comes

for days

~~

or a walk on cold

coals,

ash,

clouds

between the toes

she said there is no reason

when a miller

told



of a dirge

descending

heavens from key
of C, at first just

mostly

Bach
fugue classic
rock, B 3

Hammond, big chill

where the air's

getting

t h i n n e r,

the air's getting

t h i n n e r . . .

stewardess hits

dimmer switch,
her nails pared

chalk

in shimmer,

nose cone
drops

she stalls,

you can't

talk:

Sir ... are you sure
you're gonna be okay?


~~

It's only the verse
got you

peaked ...

( and worst
on its way )

it's a shuffle

yet you keep it

need not
answer her

today.

1 Comments:

Blogger Allan Smithee said...

I don't have an active twitter account, hence the off-topic & unrelated comment...

re: af‏@dc

"i learned there's no imagination in the blues"

Found interesting comment when googling The Silver Jews– I'm Gonna Love the Hell Out of You (Lyrics) that you might also enjoy.

"General Comment:I don't quite know how to put it, but the song to me represents the two sides of love - at once feeling like you're being cuddled, and then feeling like being punched repeatedly. There seems to be a dual-meaning throughout the song whether this girl is the pious religious saviour who'll forget past errs to be with him, or on the other hand she could be quite a cold and blunt religioso who is turned on by such a sinful man. "Sentimental as a cat's grave" sums it up for me - it could be thought of as touching memorial, but really: what kind of a positive simile is a "cat's grave"? --Flagdaniel32on April 17, 2008"

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