posted on December 13, 2014 at 8:54 pm
sweeping sickness

sweeping sickness

well something swept in it certainly swept in

across nights portals where mere mortals fear to breathe

some pummelling bombastic germ hath conquered me good

and my ahem dental problems compounded as well

i lay in abed full of fever and ruinous dreams

where everything sweet seems wrong

every aching limb arching in the dim bleak break of dawnish banks

oh how i writhe to the heavens without any thanks

the sweating thoughts themselves shudder in darkness like mice in the wall

the inflamed repetition of some banal phrase hold you in thrall

the way you are diverted

mid thought you fade away…

oh i dont know where you go then though

its seems too soon to know said the voice below

my skin is burning in the etheric sky

i am alight and falling in pieces over allemagne

coming down so fast like a man comet ablaze the earth rushes up

i hit the ground in an agonizing jolt

but i wake up in the child who runs from his bed

to tell them about his terrible dream

dont let him go back to sleep then says a voice

let him sleep if he wants to we will watch out for him

says the voice below that

the child rapidly grows up and flies through a window in time

the father and the mother must love one another

the complex ritual of the flies buzzing in your sunlit afternoon

the clouds outside signifying everything and absolutely nothing

everything put together a bit wrong though

oh illness poisons body and mind  so effectively

swimming in a sea sick sea of nausea and deliria

i beached in my bed of tangled sheets and pillows killing my head

the ripped out tides of fortune soon to make me marooned

the doom of everyman playing the pop tune

i got this song in my head and its going round and round

its like corruption endemic at every level

some true life devil must have concocted it

some nordic giant in his studio of steel

hits record and we are in the neon season of yule

to get his sonny jims mind off the crashing dream

we all drive out to albion park rail

one hot dry and dusty christmas eve

wow theres a nativity scene we’ve driven to see

baby jesus with the shepherds and the kings

in this barren australian summer wilderness

that gives way to the fireworks going off in some night

some night like tonight in fact

i must have blacked out a minute or 2

i know there is a world beyond the tawny walls of my room

out there is everything else and more much more still to see

but trapped in echoing mind i find myself asking

who am i?

i  dont know says a voice

i do

says the voice below that

some geezer going flat chat







20 Responses to “in flu gripped with strange reverie”

  1. etta
    etta | 13 December 2014 at 9:21 pm #

    Peace us are/nt easy… tryin to put m togethare

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    tearle | 13 December 2014 at 9:51 pm #

    Poor sickly thing. Me too. Damn Body, be glad when I can flee the thing!!

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    Chris | 13 December 2014 at 10:42 pm #

    Look after thyself mahatma…lots of goji berries!

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    Günter | 13 December 2014 at 11:14 pm #

    Get well soon!!


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    Cath | 14 December 2014 at 12:44 am #

    hugs and rest ordered a good doc once Dreams and reality such funny creatures Peace to you SK

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    Ingrid Ehnhuus | 14 December 2014 at 8:58 am #

    Steve take it from someone who had open lung surgery at 17 don’t smoke the shit ; cook with it mate. Think of your voice; saw Jethro Tull last night and Ian Anderson is still dancing around on one leg with his beautiful flute but has a younger guy doing most of the vocals. Remember we’re no spring chickens and you do have an awesome gift. Time is running. XXXOOO

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    david duchow | 14 December 2014 at 8:59 am #

    beautifully written. May you recover swiftly.

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    emdee | 14 December 2014 at 4:13 pm #

    It never feels this way, dear Steve but illness is a mitzvah- rejoice. XXX

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    davem | 14 December 2014 at 9:46 pm #

    You give so much. Take some rest.
    Much love to you from the other side of the “globe spinning”

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    Steven Krut | 14 December 2014 at 10:08 pm #

    Get well soon, Steve.

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    Bec | 15 December 2014 at 7:43 am #

    such a poetic way of saying that you feel like utter crap……take care, sirrah…..

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    Rich | 15 December 2014 at 2:53 pm #

    Just think you will have complete immunity from that bombastic germ when
    you hit the USA for your tour. Btw. Thanks for signing the book. Had me
    in stitches. You certainly have a turn of phrase for describing situations.
    Get well champ.

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    andy | 15 December 2014 at 7:46 pm #

    your creativity never lets up….
    even when you feel really rough.
    all this rushing about!
    no wonder you’ve taken a hit.
    healing vibes coming your way…can ya feel ’em?
    bests to you steve get well asap.

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      thetimebeing | 15 December 2014 at 11:21 pm #

      andy thanks

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        andy | 16 December 2014 at 1:11 am #

        the book has just arrived…on my birthday too!
        iv’e already read the intro and first chapter…….
        what a hoot!

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    Anonymous | 15 December 2014 at 9:41 pm #

    Guessing yr on road to recovery or speaking of past event as you are blogging.
    I find blackmores zinc ace & echinacea helpful b4 illness takes stronghold.
    Zinc inhibits viral replication. So if viral prevents less of the blighters attacking the body. Echinacea supposedly increases white cells therefore increase help to fight off attack.
    As soon as I feel I mayb coming down w something I treat it before it gets stronghold. So if hav the initial aches & pains of flu-like symptoms or malaise of same I pop a tablet day & night 4 3 days to increase my zinc levels. Works, very rarely come down with what those at work get & on odd occasion over years when have succumbed I have symptoms for half the time of others. But must be tackled at initial onset not once it has its grip. For future reference, if helps.

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    heatherdaydream | 16 December 2014 at 12:48 am #

    cripes it sounds like a really really really bad hangover and the flu and ross river fever rolled in to one. And still he writes! We’d be a moanin’ and a whingin’. Get better soon lad. xxx

  16. Kraig
    Kraig | 16 December 2014 at 5:15 am #

    Damn! Hope you feel better soon! I was sick last weekend with a stomach virus and had to go to the Emergency Room it was so bad, couldn’t even keep water down. Then i started feeling better last Monday through Thursday, then Friday morning got SICK AGAIN!? I think I got the 2nd one from the hospital with all those sick people!? It was a different strain and started in my lungs/bronchitis and now spread to my head. SUCKS! I never got this sick twice in one year over two weekends before with 2 separate strains. This is crazy! I can certainly relate. Some nasty shit going around this year everywhere it seems. So sick and tired of being sick and tired! Cheers to our health! Stay well everyone

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    veleska1970 | 16 December 2014 at 11:43 am #

    So sorry you feel so yucky. Sending healing vibes across the oceans…

    lotza love…..

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