posted on May 20, 2007 at 10:10 am

its the alleviator
beautyful one
oh alleviator
undenying unphased undulating
swirling around my ankles
avenue in my mind i walk on
poet of the debris
a major prophet
filament of light
light headed n all
remembering you in my prayers
try to see you
you are uncommonly bright
somedays i can
somehow you will
alleviator come to me unbidden
show me your panacea
give me calm then
let me choose my wishes carefully though
dont try to trick me
dont slip away without a word
give me at least some satisfaction
let me see your starboard face
and your tongue of port
your colossal charisma that perpetuates thru weed gardens
mosaic hero of the good fight
unseen orchestrator of fortune
uncredited writer of the soundtrack of my lives
unauthorised soul intruder and slippery felon
oh alleviator give us content
write a story i can believe
cover me in silken chains
call me long distance at short notice
teach me the art of paradox
within paradox is truth
and all truth must contain paradox
or it is some feeble truth
unstretched by paradoxes hard edges
like lord vishnu says
i am this
and i am not this
until i can really understand that……
i realise yoga is indeed white magic as crowley said
to get in sync with myself
and then sync that up to the big thing
thats the great work
or dont work at all
your choice
the alleviator dont care
the alleviator impartial
the alleviator meaningless
it hurts to think
to think it hurts
and it feels like a joke
sometimes no hope for a no hoper
no return
spend your time wisely
you will not be re admitted if you leave
cmon alleviator dont play with me
dont give me im too busy
cant it weight
dont hand me a second hand second hand
and say
the clock is ticking over
let me see my contract again
i shouldnt have to ask you
shouldnt have to use all my persuasion
then find out you were gone
all the time
in this midnight blue
like a blurry lamp in a fog
hemmed in some cockpit
racing towards me
atmospheric friction burning you up
pulling us apart
alleviator in your birthday soot
in your decorated austerity
in your silted dream and river eyes
in your car pulled by swans
in your doublesex n third eyes
holy mouth whispering pure filth
angled and finely wrought
like mithril or crushed diamonds
alleviator fill my poem with words you have chosen yourself
alleviator be me
alleviator come back soon
alleviator here i am
alleviator listen now
its high time in the low lands
they are flooded with droughts
things aint gonna get better neither
alleviator can you look into it
wish me success then
wave me on thru the barrier
stay till im gone
until they turn off the lights at least
and the little crowd have filtered out
into the misty night
the marine city
everlasting until now

19 Responses to “alleviator”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 May 2007 at 11:46 am #

    Wow, I can’t get to sleep now, it was worth the wait!

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    12str | 20 May 2007 at 12:06 pm #

    sweet sentences illuminating my mind…
    leaves me in tranquility..
    dreams in overdrive… thoughts go spinning…
    and then its silence..

    so pure…

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    restaurant mark | 20 May 2007 at 12:44 pm #

    so heavy, so early in the morning…love it

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    malcolm arkey | 20 May 2007 at 1:19 pm #

    the alleviator must be the distant blood relative (twice removed) of the maven, the illusionist and the snowfaller…

    one paradoxical and disturbed family

  5. avatar
    veleska1970 | 20 May 2007 at 1:23 pm #

    i think your alleviator has taken a sabbatical from you to come over here and help me. i need it right now!!!

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 May 2007 at 2:04 pm #

    mithril eh?

  7. avatar
    matthew | 20 May 2007 at 2:27 pm #

    Wow… 2 days running of non-stop special deluxe, de-essed it, you guessed it, undressed it surrealism… thank you sk… amazing.

  8. avatar
    EARTHFRIEND | 20 May 2007 at 3:56 pm #

    stop your whining and come alleviate me please…

  9. avatar
    fantasticandy | 20 May 2007 at 5:35 pm #

    i think your alleviator’s bloody good at treating RSI!
    andy L.

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    melquiades | 20 May 2007 at 5:52 pm #


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    gareth,notts | 20 May 2007 at 8:05 pm #

    apologies…but on a completely unrelated topic,has anyone seen the film ‘This is England’ yet? astounding! funny,moving and powerful,if you get the chance,see this film,the critics have hit the nail on the head,it is awesome!

  12. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 20 May 2007 at 8:32 pm #

    Are we reading Steve Kilbey’s “The Time Being” or a modern Soren Kierkegard’s “Fear And Trembling”. They both shake my faith !

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    Anonymous | 20 May 2007 at 11:23 pm #

    are you talking about Captain Gator,who offeredto carry your heavy suitcase in the lift?……….you know?The Aviator,Alligator,Alleviator in the elevator…………..mmmmm word association football,at its most uncaffienated……good morning!have a smashing day,all o ya!… genx xxxxxxxxx

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    nickF | 20 May 2007 at 11:24 pm #

    hi steve , pretty cool this one , thanks!

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    Anonymous | 21 May 2007 at 1:38 am #

    Not many comments on this one sk, it’s a hard one I suppose…where is everyone??? At least there’s a few old faithfuls still here, and you know there’s HUNDREDS of people reading but not commenting, we still care ok.
    Love always,

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 21 May 2007 at 2:47 am #’re on a great roll. This is the kind of writing i like best..allowing the images to slowly solidify in ones’ self. Your unique voice(s).

    C.E. of the oft-silent majority.

  17. avatar
    JJ | 21 May 2007 at 2:52 am #

    Listening to you I get the music
    from you I get opinions
    from you I get the story……

    Just got back from weekend in mountains. Two enigmatic entries from Time Being to my being. Much to puzzle on here; esoterica …. into the misty night of marine city.

  18. avatar
    noble savage | 21 May 2007 at 4:29 am #

    I don’t understand it.

  19. avatar
    sharka | 21 May 2007 at 6:49 am #


    we’re out to get you, old man!

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