posted on June 7, 2012 at 10:06 pm


when the elastic throttle of equilibrium lifts you off into either ether

and the whirring machine instruction increases peripherally

in both ear something whispers secret instructions you never really hear

at takeoff there is a stillpoint

in moment of long refracted reflection

in whistling shrieking cosmick winds

a catapult shoots you into the sky

a shot shoots through your systems

using star energy so quiet and pure

using star energy you silver between the streets in the sky

in puddles on the moon behold futures unwritten Khartoum

in solid space you shrink to nothing

in solid time you are still travelling into tomorrow at lite years

when your head explodes full of lithium absinth

dead star wormwood pounds on in din a time stamp

a machine gauges your etheric aura with pink painless implanted buds

a sensor directs you to your next plasmic fix

a ray alerts you as you approach terminal velocities

a dial indicates an arcane antequarium

a ratchet up the rounded numbers interlocking sequences concur

sudden sickness of reaching 0 speed

a communication from an outpost

please identify yourself 

do you read me?

but by then you are far/gone

already suffering space-lag

the body crashes against the mind

the spirit -driver impervious to all fire and ice

enters brief sanctuary


12 Responses to “hemmed/in-space”

  1. avatar
    Anonymous | 7 June 2012 at 10:35 pm #

    They say that Patmos, where St.John wrote the Book of Revelation, was the centre of the marijuana trade in the ancient world…hmmm…You show that maybe Timothy Leary was right…

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    Chris | 7 June 2012 at 10:37 pm #

    ‘the body crashes against the mind
    the spirit -driver impervious to all fire and ice
    enters brief sanctuary’…

    …is consciousness in the brain or throughout the body??…

  3. avatar
    Chris | 7 June 2012 at 10:46 pm #

    Did William Blake take absinthe…?

  4. avatar
    martin kennedy | 7 June 2012 at 11:14 pm #

    I love this post Mr K. I do believe I feel a drawing coming on

  5. avatar
    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 7 June 2012 at 11:15 pm #

    “In space…no one can hear you scream…”

    Nice pic effect……so what’s the plan on ur creative music agenda besides
    the touch-up of the 2 songs ??? I really hope you consider doing another
    solo project, PainKiller is such an excellent piece of art…its one of my favs…
    ‘Outbound’ is a diamond gem…I love ur subtle guitar riff in that song, its very
    powerful and yet fits perfectly with the songs complete structure…fantastic creation !!!

    Some of your very best work has always been when you tear it up by yourself !!!


  6. avatar
    colette | 7 June 2012 at 11:19 pm #

    A sliver of silver delivers quickly from motion sickness

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    Chris | 8 June 2012 at 12:24 am #

    It takes 100,000 years to get from one end of the Milky Way to the other…there are 400 Billion stars in the Milky Way…there are more galaxies in the universe than grains of sand on every beach in the world…but shit, I can’t get a table at a restaurant when I need one, and you just can’t get good caramelised onion jam anymore…

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    Estelle M | 8 June 2012 at 12:39 am #

    La Fee Verte!

    Oh, Green faery what you done to me?
    I see Lucy in the sky
    Tellin’ me I’m high
    I went out for some milk three days ago…
    I met Dali in the street
    He knocked me off my feet

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    Anonymous | 8 June 2012 at 5:00 am #

    and then as you come back into the atmosphere (entering montana on the left before the stars take back all to your right – soon comes the night) the skies so huge you want to be one with the saviour of a space still and left alone forever – it is now purple and gold coming down in a glow and the road becomes littered in sparkles of a night overhead until the next question’s heard: shaken or stirred? answr: huh? response: your head, I meant your head. answr: ohhh!

  10. avatar
    Clint | 9 June 2012 at 4:44 am #

    I reckon so

  11. Jmb066
    Jmb066 | 9 June 2012 at 5:44 am #

    Hey Steve,

    Glad you got home safe, I was wondering will you have church downloads available at your band camp site or just solo Kilbey? The reason I ask is I am looking for the remastered GAF and would prefer download instead of actual cd. Second Motion has everything up to Starfish and I bought Priest on the last tour still waiting for GAF and SA. No worries if you don’t I will pick up the hard copies from the the church sight when the Opera House DVD comes out. Either way looking forward to what you will do with the band camp page, just realized I have not told you that I really enjoyed the Vivid tracks and if you are going to mix them yet again I look forward to more and your upcoming releases. If I am paying attention correctly you have two solo albums, KK3 and a soundtrack in the works. You never cease to amaze me. Its funny how some bands like say Spiritualized wait 5 years to release an album and its good and you release 5-6 albums that are better in the same amount of time. Hope the magic never stops for you and for us.

    Take Care,


    Take Care,


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    Chris | 10 June 2012 at 1:30 pm #

    Spacious Salvation (an homage)

    My beautiful passion
    My addictive obsession
    My stoning Elektra
    My Aegisthus assassin

    Like a bleeding heart open
    I gush out before you
    Like an Iphigeneia
    I bleed out before you

    Like a heroin addict
    On the cross of the needle
    And I can’t give you back
    And I can’t let you go

    And I have to bleed out
    And I have to see in
    And I have to bleed out
    And I have to see in

    Like a rose blown and golden
    You embolden my heart
    Like a searing condition
    You bring me apart

    And I have to bleed out
    And I have to see in
    And I have to bleed out
    And I have to see in

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