Lost Lines

Baby Blues (undated)

Gettin’ pissed

You’re missed, pretty mamma

Gimme a kiss

But you done gone

And left me alone

Suckin’ the Blues

And rattlin’a bone.

 

Appro-Poe (1968)

I hate the day

Love the dark

Admire the Falcon

Loathe the Lark

I like the morbid

Scorn the norm

Caress the horrid

Kiss the storm

 

How Sililoquy of Me (1980)

To be

And not to be

That is the person

 

Knights of the Lounge Table (1993)

Knights of the Lounge Table

Sir Richard and Sir George

Skipped the light fantastic

Plunging straight into the Forge

Red-hot pokers forward, unsheathed swords

Lances thrusting, poles engorged

Lusty, thirsting to be quenched

Quickly, deeply in the wench

 

All’s Well That Ends (1970)

Better is the end of a thing than the beginning therof... Eccl 7:8

 

Silence rends the deaf’ning din

And Mercy bends the strongest stuff

What impends? Pay thee no mind

All’s well that ends

And that’s enough.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Me And You

timeline of ancient history 2The lamps of sages pierce dark ages,
guiding us through history
but Time has swept us out the door
and swallowed up the key.

Somehow, Love, as of now
Its just you and me.

Paradise was promised us,
but this is what nobody knew:
war and rumors of war in Heaven
kept help from getting through

Somehow, Love, here and now
its just me and you.

Richard

Leftovers

Leftovers

A trickle of tears is hard nursing

a can of recriminations, poor rations

and this spaghetti of conversation

slips through the fork of our best wishes

well, now that we’ve eaten our hearts out…

shall we leave the dirty dishes?

War on Poverty

We race to hell in shopping carts

down isles of strange inventions

voting with our Visa cards

and paying no attention

to the rising price of liberty–

safe and sound, we just hunker down

while the helicopter gunships fight our war on poverty.

PR

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