Thursday, November 30, 2017

Ourobouros

Arithmetic
Arithmetock
Numbers falling
Off the clock
Say you will
Then you won't
Say you do
But no you don't
Say you might
More like maybe
Tiny tear in your eye
Little Baby
Quit your cryin'
Just triple talk
Outline your body
With some chalk
Shrug your shoulder
Almost over
Giant boulder
You're Wile E. Coyote
I'm ACME on PEYOTE
Movin' mucho rapido
I'm Speedy Gonzalez
So damn fast
Passing cars
Getting gassed
I'm the Road Runner
Beep Beep
Motherfucker
I know
It's a bummer
You thought it
would be funner
Speeding out of town
On a rail
But I'm the salt
You're the snail
Thought you'd win
Nope you failed
I'm Ourobouros
Snake eating
It's own tail

Gummy Bears

People fight
With each other
On the phone

At home
Eat pizza
All alone

Binge watch
Monster movies
For 14 hours

Never stop
To take a shower
Water the flowers

No matter how
many times
the doorbell rings

Not gonna answer
For anything
Not gonna answer
For anything

Jelly Bellies and Jujubes
Fixated on
What you see

What you stream
Glued to the TV screen
SCREAM

Cats hungry
Dog wants out
You can hear

The neighbors shout
Hey what are you doin?
Whatcha doin in there?

What do you care?
Got my popcorn
Got my gummy bears

The neighbors shout
Hey what are you doin?
Whatcha doin in there?

What do you care?
Got my popcorn
Got my gummy bears

No matter how
many times times times times times times times times times
the doorbell rings
the doorbell rings

Not gonna answer
For anything
Not gonna answer
For anything

No matter how
many times times times times times times times times times
the doorbell rings
the doorbell rings

Not gonna answer
For anything
Not gonna answer
For anything

The neighbors shout
Hey what are you doin?
Whatcha doin in there?

What do you care?
Got my popcorn
Got my gummy bears








Knees Knock

I been tryin'
To get close to you
But I'm lyin'
To myself thru and thru
Yeah there's nothin'
That I can do
I'm locked out
And I can't get thru

My knees keep
knock knock knockin'
When you're near
Yeah they keep
knock knock knockin'
and i'm full of fear

How can i tell you
that i love you
When i can't even speak
How can i touch you
When you're out of reach
How can i show you
That you're the one
When every time i see you
I turn around and run

My knees keep
knock knock knockin'
When you're near
Yeah they keep
knock knock knockin'
and i'm full of fear




Left Lane

Why are you driving
So damn slow
If you'd scoot on over
I'd be moving down the road
You gonna drop
The kiddies off at the pool?
I think you need to
Go back to driving school

Get out the left lane
You're driving me insane
Get out the left lane
You're causing so much pain

You think you're speeding
But you're just creeping along
You think you're so right
But we all know you're wrong
You practically stopped
Out for a Sunday drive
Let me check your pulse
Cause you're barely alive

Get out the left lane
Get your head in the game
Get out the left lane
You're blowing up my brain

We all got destinations
We got places to go
You're staring off into space
You're talkin on the phone
You're texting you're talking
Going blah blah blah
Wish you would vanish
Abracadbra

Get out the left lane
Why don't you head on home
Get out the left lane
You're in the twilight zone

You're not paying attention
To me riding your ass
Why don't you just move over
And let me pass
You're oblivious
This shit is scary
Why don't you take the next right
Into the cemetery

Get out the left lane
Or hit the gas
Get out the left lane
If you need directions ask
Get out the Left lane
Left lane (slow)







Sky High

Rivers and lakes
Sliver of snakes
To get where we're going
Do whatever it takes
Chancers
Changers
Movers
Shakers
Go Getters
Jet Setters
Sky High
Up above it
You begin to
Overstand
You're a piece of the puzzle
You're part of the plan
See city skyscrapers
Shining in the Sun
Blinding bright light
Bouncing off of
Baseball diamonds
Bald men's heads
Beautiful buildings
Monuments
Designed by minds
Ahead of their time
Musical mountains
Surround towns
Sparkling cities
Colorful futures
Blues Greens Browns
Trees and clouds
Cars climb streets
Long conga lines
Driving until
The end of time
Trying to arrive
To stay alive
To survive
To live
To give
To look into the eyes
of the ancient ones
Smile and sit
With patience
Sip on my drink
These are the thoughts
I sit and think
So I order another round
Give the stewardess a wink
Millions of people
Wandering around
On the ground
Down below
I fly so fast
But it seems so slow
With such a long way to go
Such a long way to go


Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Music (Good)

Raise your hands
Up towards the ceiling
Absorb the music
Receive the healing
Let it flow through you
Sink through your skin
The kingdom of Heaven
Lies within
Let the beat
Reverberate
Through your brain
Let it drive you crazy
Let it make you insane
Turn it up loud
Break free from the crowd
And choose your own way
Dancing and spinning
The senses spin
Time to start
All over again
Strike up the band
Whistle and shout
Clap your hands
Let the musicians
Know that you're into
What they're all about
That they're amazing
That they're blazing
Like they should
To let them know
That they're sounding
Good
Grooving and moving
Cutting the rug
Get out on the dance floor
And show them some love
Your ears will be ringing
When you walk out the door
But you're obsessed
With the music
You want some more
The sound is so soothing
So completely serene
You'll be back for the show
On a Saturday night
Yeah the music moves you
Feeling just right

Home

Here Now
Nowhere
We are survivors
We are worshippers
We are soldiers
We are warriors
Unification
Dedication
Verification
Derivation
Flying flags
American dream
Gold and green
Stand and salute
Follow the flute
When Johnny/Jonnie
Comes marching home
Will he/she go through
His/her transition alone
Will he/she have ptsd?
Will he/she live on the street?
Will he/she have food to eat?
Will we understand
His/Her sacrifices
Will we provide
Comfort and care
For his/her service
Over here
Over there
A service person
Home
For over a year
Sweeps street clean
Of ticker tape & trash
Patriotic people who
Watched the parade
What would they think
If they only knew
the truth of war
He/She wonders what
It was all for
A car backfires
And He/She hit the floor
He/She doesn't think
He/She can take it
Anymore

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