Friday, October 21, 2022

Washing Dishes with Clawhammer Banjo: October 21st

 hand washing a red pan

    when another banjo event

        enters my head

            somebody riding a goat

what is the matter with that instrument?

    tuned by the devil, they used to say

        why does it keep playing

            those rogue songs?

now it's playing Old Dan Tucker

    must be Dick's spirit

        coming round for his birthday

            Down the Old Plank Road

Saturday, August 13, 2022

Dryad

 trees that dream

    all green and gold

must be a concern

    lithe and windy

since, who can translate

    subtle rainfall on leaves

those messages their spirits

    send



    



Get Over It

I have problems with my angels 

I guess

they were recruited in New York

seriously

when I begged for help

"we're helping you, already."

whadda relationship



Sunday, August 7, 2022

Road Sign

the dream path of the dead 

                        chilling but 

                        not that helpful

what the darkness says about it

                        is too low to hear 

                        we need

a big shamanic drum to beat

                        points of light

                        shining

like prayers signing the way

Little Cosmic Events

 my bones are hollowed out

playing a low raspy lament

a song to make the dead return

but they were told to never

                                look back

Monday, July 25, 2022

Wind From the Bay

 wind from the bay

        wet and insistent

Monday morning shuttle

        going nowhere

weaving trees, their

        shadow and light



The Butterfly Nebula

 it's easy

in times of deep loss

to give into death

and it tows you with all its

dark energy

alluring and beautiful

to the Butterfly Nebula

        the bones of a long dead sun

        immeasurable, well beyond our knowing

        for our fragile, geocentric being

look for a minute or two

not much more


Washing Dishes with Clawhammer Banjo: October 21st

 hand washing a red pan     when another banjo event          enters my head               somebody riding a goat what is the matter with th...