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