travelers

Travelers notice the words on the walls
Saying their sins are forgiven
But they don’t know what it means while
The locals drink hooch and meet angels
Barfing angels on the cracked roofs
And cockroaches in the pleated sky
Stairwells reek of their wings
Underground flutists send out rusty automatons to
Discover continents shunned by grass
Children play on extraterrestrial cemeteries
Which is fine by their parents
They already know that books are meant to be burned
Paintings of penniless sailors to rot on the backs of dying ponies
Travelers exhale their own
Useless language

dry grass and a cigarette butt on the pavement

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10 thoughts on “travelers

  1. TRAVELERS NOTICE THE WORDS ON THE WALL
    THE SINS OF OTHERS ARE FORGIVEN
    YOUR MOST PERSONAL SINS ARE PERMANENT
    IN THE LOVE ZONE, DECLARATIONS OF LOVE GO UNHEARD
    THE EMBRACE OF LOVE IS ALSO THE CLASP OF DEATH
    PHYSICAL FULFILLMENT IS NEVER POSSIBLE
    HOOCH INFURIATES RESCUERS IN RED TRUCKS
    POSTCARDS OF THE MATTERHORN
    FOLDED IN THEIR POCKETS
    A CINEMATIC TRICK
    FOR MICK JAGGER

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  2. WHEN IT COMES TO FORBIDDEN FRUIT
    ALL HUMAN TEMPTATIONS
    EAR WHISPERING SPIRITS
    ANYTHING THAT PUTS FALSE TRUTH
    TO THE TEST
    MICK JAGGER IS A WELCOME STRANGER
    THE ROCK AND ROLL ADVERSARY
    I HEARD MICK SAY IN AN INTERVIEW
    “ALL IT TOOK WAS A SQUAT”
    THE GARDEN DOOR CLOSED
    MOM AND DAD WERE OUT
    ON THEIR EAR
    MOST PEOPLE FORGET
    THAT THE BOOK OF GENESIS
    SEEMS TO BE PERPETUAL

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    • Jagger is good no doubt
      But there’s too much music in the world
      Too much
      And i want to listen to it all at once
      I have thousands cds at home gathering dust
      ‘Cause sometimes i can’t even choose can’t decide
      Exactly what i want to listen to right now

      If it’s perpetual it’s still within the limitations of time
      And the world eternity sounds too kitschy
      What shall we do
      The gnostics were probably right having rewritten
      The book of genesis thousands of times

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  3. MAKE NO ATTEMPT AT CONFESSING
    TO BEING A DEVIL’S DISCIPLE
    EVEN IF THEY POKE YOU
    WITH A SHARP STICK
    FEAR NO COMEBACK
    MUSIC IS DEAD
    AND NO LONGER PLAYABLE
    MUSIC HAS ALWAYS BEEN AN ANTISOCIAL CRIME
    POISONING SCHOOL CHILDREN
    AND MARRIAGE PARTNERS
    PESSIMISM AND ROCK AND ROLL
    POLLUTING THE CONGREGATION
    FRIGHTENING THE ANIMALS IN THE ZOO

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  4. APES WHO DESIRE
    TO POSSESS COMPLETELY
    THAT WHICH THEY HOPE
    WILL AFFORD A MOMENT’S INSIGHT
    OR A MOMENT’S PLEASURE
    OH, THAT WE STAND
    FROM THE CRADLE
    SAYING OUR NAME
    WITH CLEAN HANDS
    AND UPLIFTED HEARTS

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  5. JUST THIS MORNING I FOUND MYSELF PAINTING A SAILOR
    HE WAS ONE NOAH OF THE MIGHTY ARK
    IMAGINE NOAH PEERING OUT INTO THE WATERWORLD
    PONDERING WHEN HE WOULD EAT MEAT AGAIN
    HE AND HIS FAMILY WERE TIRED OF BEING VEGETARIANS
    BLOOD AND GUTS AND HAIRY EYEBALLS
    THEY WANTED IT ALL—A WARBLING HEN IN THE FRYING PAN
    A YOUNG GOAT ON THE SPIT….NUT-SAC AND CRIMSON DING

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