posted on February 27, 2016 at 10:39 pm
stevens cat

stevens cat

lunacy is back on the table

we summon the waiter who appears with a flourish

the corazons we ordered..?

ah gentlemen…he sighs

inside his redlined waistcoat ticks the small gold watch given out by time out of its mind

the parrots mute and stuffed into their cages still manage to screech in the canopy

the knives and forks randomly akimbo glint

taking out his little book the waiter writes the word “loneliness” in oh such a spidery scrawl

outside the evening has absconded with anything it could find

wrapping flowers and bits of paper in the semi-darkness then whirling them off

down on  avenue di fiores where the lamplight shines through the trees all wavy and marine

where the guests at some elusive party laugh and clap

in the warm night air it seems to be coming from everywhere


i know

there was something missing though

in twilight canisters of gin and various other spirits

well maybe they also could contain the truth

when the mind goes blank then truth rushes in like a cyclonic hit upstream

coursing through veins like light

then exploding somewhere between heart and soul

the truth we can set free burns me

i sing

sweet conchita fleeter than a cheetah

sweet gabrielle accelerating gazelle

their husbands roberto and ben fascinating men

fascinating and waiting for their latest plate of amour again

and then a delicious sleepiness begins to overtake my hand

voices out there mingled with the wind and thinned out in sin

a whisper urges out of nowhere

and thats it really and dinner finally arrives

we are already dreaming that we are eating it











18 Responses to “immediate luck eventual fortune”

  1. avatar
    paul collins | 27 February 2016 at 11:45 pm #

    Superb imagery Steve, overflows nicely. Tasty dream indeed.

  2. etta
    etta | 28 February 2016 at 8:14 am #

    You dont want charity
    Just faith, anchorage
    And poetry ?
    Today i write not on page
    I summons a river
    All thought and feeling far flung
    Which rushed like a tongue
    Or ambled languid
    Whatever our mood
    I would walk alongside
    Or through its wood
    Anyway it understood

  3. Pictish
    Pictish | 28 February 2016 at 8:38 am #

    Did someone order the Choronzon? I don’t think that was a waiter you summoned.

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 28 February 2016 at 9:49 am #

      you funny scottish bastard

      • Pictish
        Pictish | 28 February 2016 at 11:07 pm #

        “It’s pronounced Bastet!” insists the little ocelot from the back row…
        hoping to summon a sushi waitress.

  4. avatar
    Chris | 28 February 2016 at 12:42 pm #

    rococo poignant delicate…I’m envious

  5. avatar
    Eskaedor | 28 February 2016 at 11:25 pm #

    .hsurbhtoot ruoy tegrof t’noD

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    Ingrid | 29 February 2016 at 9:28 am #

    So elegant!

  7. kevinbreton
    kevinbreton | 1 March 2016 at 6:52 am #

    Hey Mr K! I am glad that the lunacy is back on the table! Nice line I’m excited

  8. kevinbreton
    kevinbreton | 1 March 2016 at 2:47 pm #

    prior to the illegal trade of your beautiful temperances, under the licorice ettiquette of the moon, i frolicked past the endless arches of a childhood memory in the spirit of a distorted philosopher winking through half-teary eyes. years later the jangles of rickenbacker appear somehow in your anglicized adulthood. the brands of soda they never sold for God knows what reason in your region appear at your favorite supermarket. something is happening. good bad and in between? you just never know. there is One who is good. One who is bad. and who are we but little thieves stealing the beautiful things from the all the cabinets.

  9. kevinbreton
    kevinbreton | 2 March 2016 at 7:37 am #

    Dear Kilbey This is a real jubilant poem of yours too! do you really own a cat? I have a 14-year-old male border collie named Kirby he is such a cool chap. He runs after squirrels all the time but has never caught anything besides a frisbee. i took a DNA test and it said i am 60 percent British. I never knew I was THAT british. Im almost as British as you Mr Kilbey! haha I bought a Hofner bass a few months ago and I love that thing. It is so much easier on the fingers than the fenders. I remember seeing your Jazz bass at your show in the summer here in PA USA your bass fretboard looked “aged?” or at least well maybe really beaten in. I was wondering if it got that way from you playing it at a million shows over the past 30 years or something else. When i saw the fixx 10 years ago their guitar looked the same way. Either its a process or you guys just play the heck out of it. Is your poetry book for sale? I have andre breton and jorge Borges anthologies. Yours would be a good addition but not just yet, cause i sold a ton of stuff to buy this rickenbacker solid body 12 string that should arrive next month!! THanks! Tally ho!

  10. avatar
    paul collins | 3 March 2016 at 5:32 am #

    Solar train, fast track, speed of light, Capricorn night.
    Black hole, deep sea planets, Neptunian drift, spirit lift.

  11. kevinbreton
    kevinbreton | 8 March 2016 at 11:44 am #

    Being from the USA I haven’t heard of most those bands but I have autumnal park and heartland on vinyl. Great albums. Strangely they didn’t have any church at the record store

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