posted on December 9, 2014 at 9:23 pm
still life in motion

still life in motion

i had a dream all my teeth fell out the charts

and my songs were full of haze and bits of mauve broken shell

wandering in a wasteland of fender bits and the carcasses of bands

running lost on a deserted highway against the most purple heather evening

my hands were understanding music just as they turned off the lights

blackened backstage i stumble around amidst the props

suddenly silent the auditorium glides on empty

the players are all gone

in my humid dressing room among mannequin chatter

and some mannikin appears guarding a portal to uh enchanted place

in my drawers crushed tiny stones arranged in a helix or something

a silver thread back through oblivion

little creature who art thou so solemn and so rude?

little angry elemental bastard summoned unwillingly to this realm

this chapter of engagements

this freakshow of yesteryear today?

beyond the nominal veil of illusion

materialising within this very vortex as my lives whirl away?

oh master please forgive me 

here i am!

it said and stamped its foot

here i am to sing your song of song of songs 

that take me out along the coast no one has seen?

that take you out beyond this tricksy burble

into pastures of the blessed past?

yes that was all just a dream 

it had brushed me aside

rushing through the breathtaking hush

alive and more alive





12 Responses to “apprehending impending”

  1. avatar
    tearle | 9 December 2014 at 10:07 pm #

    Oh dear… Brisbane’s Lighting Storm is brilliant!! About to get soaked… Better head home & off the free wifi… Lightning, SK Church fan here loves lightening storms, but from safety!!! 😉 x
    ,.l ., l

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    Ingrid Ehnhuus | 9 December 2014 at 10:14 pm #

    OMG your a worry that was fabulous !

  3. etta
    etta | 9 December 2014 at 10:19 pm #

    The matte satin petal
    cupped upon gardenia leaf
    reached the height of delight
    just as a zephyr brushed it brown
    may as well say caramel
    and night pulled the drawstring
    upon day
    a seagull flew away
    as a bat winged
    across his beating chest

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    Steven Krut | 10 December 2014 at 4:47 am #

    “i had a dream all my teeth fell out the charts”

    Ha-ha! 🙂

    It would be cool and fun if you read some of these aloud set to music like you’ve done on some of your recordings, but I guess there’s only so many hours in the day. I’m a greedy fan. Still, the possibilities for wonderment and amazement are endless. You’re the Mandelbrot set of creativity.

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      tearle | 10 December 2014 at 11:21 am #

      Agreed! At some comfy cool place. Gavin from Mouldy Lovers does a great Sunday night in West end… I hear it while on Libary wifi 🙂

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    Bec | 10 December 2014 at 4:31 pm #

    God, don’t talk about teeth…..with all the shit I’ve had done to mine, they’re the most expensive part of me……
    Love always….

  6. avatar
    emdee | 10 December 2014 at 4:47 pm #

    Cigarettes & shadows, watch the convolution!

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    matthew | 11 December 2014 at 12:48 pm #

    Thanks for book signage Steve! I had a good chuckle. But I think O’Connor’s a sensitive hippy domain for keeps. Loving the story so far – it really is a page-turner!

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    Rich | 11 December 2014 at 8:20 pm #

    On reading the book about the endless tours I can almost imagine
    what you are feeling here. Is this some imagery of tours of old?
    Thanks for letting us into your world.

  9. etta
    etta | 12 December 2014 at 10:47 am #

    Enjoying the books Steven! (well last night when I started at the beginningish.) The very first bit I felt like I’d read before and there are other bits throughout you have published before or written about here, spoken about in interviews. The bit I picked out further along in the book the previous night, I thought was sad. Happy though there are variations of mood. What else would the reader expect really? And you know I don’t like reading one book at a time… literarily working out well.

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    kell | 12 December 2014 at 1:25 pm #

    Well hopefully it’s all Shifted now. Sunshine Good (get some?) You always pull through, Kilb..don’t ya don’t ya. Still need to buy The Album!

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    Anonymous | 13 December 2014 at 6:29 pm #

    having tea parties cooling cherries in the snow
    future steps take one mind one time three two one
    lift off – Gods speed John Glenn

    happy dreams afterwards

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