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Thursday, November 28, 2013

GIVING THANKS



Why do da player always 
point his finger to da sky
when he make a touchdown
an' never when he make a fumble?

Cuz it all come from da same Source
it all come from Da Man
an' he give you da fumble
to keep you humble
an' make you a better person

So next time you fumble
point dat finger to da sky
an' don't ask why

An' all dem crazy people
on da sidelines
let 'em boo
cuz you got a special finger
reserved for dem too!

Friday, November 22, 2013

ON A GREY AND DRIZZLY DAY



November 22nd
a grey and drizzly day in Tucson
befitting the mood of the land
as I watched the somber tributes
to the fallen leader on CNN
fifty years goes by in a heartbeat

And Jackie, on automatic pilot,
in shock--she flew in the rear
of Air Force One next to his casket--

And watching her in her pink coat that day
for some reason made me think of 
that nude poster of her 
I first saw back in the seventies
pasted to the ceiling of this bar 
called My Brother's Place
that no longer exists 

The original had turned up in
Andy Warhol's crap after he passed
and it was even signed by her
To Andy, with enduring affection
what's THAT about, man?
don't even want to know

Found a copy for sale on eBay 
at a beginning bid
of fifty bucks
(man her legs were long)
and I thought what a conversation piece
 to have on your wall
or would it be sacrilege
to remember the Queen of Camelot that way?

Hell 
she was the ultimate opportunist
parlaying that First Lady gig
into a stint as trophy wife to 
a Greek Billionaire so butt-ugly
it almost made me cry
it was such a blatantly 
such a cynically 
materialistic move
as if to say look what I went through world
I deserve this
and don't you say nuthin'
her signal that innocence was now lost
and we should follow suit

Still 
watching that old news footage
I had to wipe away a little tear 
for her 
in her pink hat
for what she once was
for a time and a place that once was
(for what we all once were)
that exists now in a land called
Nevermore








Monday, November 11, 2013

INCOGNITO



at least he was sayin' it 
to the guy's face
ya know
at least the guy
knew where he was comin' from

hell

the only people 
(women)
who ever blindsided me 
an' ran me clean off the road
were the ones 
who had professed
their undying love
just the day before 



Tuesday, November 5, 2013

EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS: 2013

EL DIA DE LOS MUERTOS
TUCSON, ARIZONA               
NOVEMBER 3, 2013


'twas the Day Of The Dead
and I was outta my head

took a few shots
and then went to bed

d'Verse Poets Pub


(Check out the last video and that brave little "papoose") 



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