Pages

Monday, June 4, 2018

TIME WARP IN AISLE # 5



Moving down the aisle at the
SuperDuper market, a song from
1968 comes on the overhead speakers:
Hi everybody, I'm Archie Bell of The Drells
from Houston Texas...
just as if none of this crazy shit
had taken place in the interim and we
are back to the purity of The Beat.

We don't only sing, but we dance

just as good as we want
just as if this 3 ring circus
hadn't come to town to stay,
and we realized too late we'd
given the ringmaster too much
discretion and now he's wading
into the crowd with the whip
once reserved only for the lions.

But this message from on high

that's washing me in the blood
is as primal as a heartbeat
and the old gal with her cart
that's doubling as a walker
is moving her hips in a way
that tells me to look away

I'VE GOT ANTS IN MY PANTS

LET'S DANCE!

And whether all of this bullshit
falls away one day
or we're in for a dystopian future
that'll make 1984 seem like 
a mere prologue, my permanent escape
through the time warp in aisle # 5
is already booked,
knowing that all must pass
'cept for the one and only thing
that will save us in the end...
THE BEAT!!!









18 comments:

  1. I sometimes marvel over how much the times have changed!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. indeed, but when we are wrapped up in the music, we don't really care

      Delete
  2. It's a special person who can party while shopping in the supermarket. Good for you !
    PS
    Watch out for those hip shaking grannies.Make sure you wear good running shoes when you're out and about:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ha Ha...yeah, some things you'd rather just look away from than have that memory burned into your brain forever--lol
      One question: Do you still call summer summer and winter winter even though your summer is cold and your winter is hot?


      Delete
  3. Summer is hot ( a scorcher)
    Autumn is pleasantly warm
    Winter is cold (for us)
    But
    (warmer than your Spring)
    Spring is warm to pleasantly hot

    It is winter here at the moment
    Topsey Turvey down under
    everything is back to front
    we are the leaders of time
    I am already in your future
    You will always live in my yesterday
    We share the same sun and moon though
    SO
    we are not total aliens:)



    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. The last five lines you wrote are so poetic...I want to steal them.

      Delete
  4. Just the other day, I was under the boardwalk asking myself why fools fall in love, and this song came popping into my mind. I think it has something to do with the music we grew up with. Or maybe it's just because love is like a pretty woman, walking down the street. Hmmmm.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Enjoyed your musical references, Ron. Only persons of a certain age would get them--lol

      Delete
  5. If only we could make it mellow - again. The muzak must be planned. I heard this yesterday in the megamart. And I shook my bootie too. Glad you didn't see it though. Yes we are already living in a dystopian future. Excellent write here.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thanks, Toni. Delightful comment! We carry on in the dystopian present.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Changes galore! But the music may make it appear to be at a stand-still. It is good to have memories related to it!

    Hank

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Music endures. It's about the only thing.

      Delete
  8. Music, dance..that is my freedom, my hope. Love that song!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Many happy returns of the dance in isle #5, Tim ... Love, cat.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Not only can I dance, I can pick up my chunky peanut butter at da same time!

      Delete
  10. This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete
  11. you might have a terrific blog here! would you like to make some invite posts on my weblog? online casino gambling

    ReplyDelete