posted on April 21, 2009 at 11:04 pm

flattened out horizon
passing across the desert
constant beating of wings
man with one eye
the sun squints down
well with cool green water
sky with silent clouds bumping into each other
someone has painted the background
someone wanders thru their own creation lost
a car accelerates away
the 1960s are back and stumbling around
black n white trailers
marked perimeters
cactii swelling up black with too much water
we discover oil….again
shoot that scene in the leg
hobble about wobble and shout
stupid head wound
cobalt blueprint
one shot offer
sure fire think
let them go out into the future
blast away at the past
go last
go fast
go past
boot hill up
a deep and grave stone
lying beside us
vultures appear
widows are made
orphans sit bewildered
the dogs howl
the men start up their drinkin’
the women start up their cryin’
i start up my dyin’
already focussed
on my next big roll

24 Responses to “ruins ago”

  1. avatar
    princey | 22 April 2009 at 12:08 am #

    Beautiful wordspinning killsy, you’re the best, you’re the one and only:)
    love Amanda

  2. avatar
    Hellbound Heart | 22 April 2009 at 12:37 am #

    stark and bleak today……filmed in black and white, no soundtrack, just the mournful sound of the wind…..
    love always…..

    y’ know what? i gotta copy of shriek:an afterward outside a local newsagency for six bucks, hmmm, strange old world…although i’m enjoying the read quite a lot…

  3. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 22 April 2009 at 1:07 am #

    Thank’s for the imagery which made me think of “There Will Be Blood”, a fantastic movie that must be seen my all.

    Sk’s evocative blogs induce my neurotic imagination and memory to fuse, confuse and muse.

    Happy Earth Day to the lucky species that have not been discovered, exploited and massacred by man.

  4. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 April 2009 at 1:34 am #

    …just like the rain
    and the snow she takes them
    everywhere she goes…

  5. avatar
    EDD | 22 April 2009 at 3:36 am #

    Did the undertaker measure you first?

  6. avatar
    melissa | 22 April 2009 at 4:04 am #

    Amanda & Mary, some pic's to look at 🙂

    so nice to see you again last night:D

    amazing blog today SK, thankyou


  7. avatar
    loolaabillions | 22 April 2009 at 4:14 am #

    you certainly know
    how to paint a picture
    in one’s mind…
    nice one xx

  8. avatar
    ronbonham | 22 April 2009 at 6:04 am #

    Do you, do you hear that ringing???

    Just back from seeing MBV or

    My Bloody Valentine in Austin and

    I have lost some of my hearing

    for good. Never felt music so loud

    was like standing under a jet about

    to take off…..and then it got

    louder! Seeing them again in Dallas

    tomorrow and will not stay through

    that malestorm again, no f’in way!!


  9. avatar
    fantasticandy | 22 April 2009 at 9:18 am #

    ‘i start up my dyin’
    already focussed
    on my next big roll’

    as long as you don’t roll of the stage during the magic bag gig or whatever!
    bleak ‘un today slim.

  10. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 22 April 2009 at 12:21 pm #

    Paul Thomas Anderson wrote and directed two of my favorite movies, Boogie Nights and Magnolia, but for some reason I wasn’t as enamored with There Will Be Blood. I thought the script was too underwritten, and that the ending was too abrupt. Maybe it deserves a second viewing.

  11. avatar
    iseult | 22 April 2009 at 12:34 pm #

    yup roll em roll em roll em keep those dawgies rollin

  12. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 April 2009 at 1:21 pm #

    your next big roll?

    on down the the highway..
    like in the video for easy..i luv how marty plays bass and you guitar and clips from the show at the same venue …the magic bag…where i will finally get to see the crunch live!

    funny how what you wrote today is alot of that in that video…

    wonderfull as always dr. kilbey!

    any chance we can get you up to toronto, montreal?

    its not til june so lots of time to prep…dont stress over it to much killer…just please as always when you get touring around…watch out for the other guy..traffic is a killer.

    timothy fenn

  13. avatar
    Thomas Thomsen, Denmark | 22 April 2009 at 2:32 pm #

    Enjoying some of the more obscure Church / Church-related songs today.

    Magician Among The Sprits
    Towards Sleep
    Real Toggle Action

  14. avatar
    CSTCoach | 22 April 2009 at 2:48 pm #

    Beautiful. I love this sorta thing. These prose poetry sketches that you do so well.

  15. avatar
    Freddie | 22 April 2009 at 3:16 pm #

    “you certainly know
    how to paint a picture
    in one’s mind…”

    loolaabillions, that he does indeed.

    and this one is vivid with imagery and stark with…well desert is a good analogy.

  16. avatar
    Anonymous | 22 April 2009 at 4:13 pm #

    I honestly thought There Will Be Blood was abysmal. No story, no point! You get to the end and…yeah, and…and…? Oh, that’s it? Bah…

  17. avatar
    Brien Comerford | 22 April 2009 at 4:26 pm #

    Dear Sk:

    I’ve done Indian Mynah Bird research. These incredibly intelligent but aggressive birds were introduced into Australia and New Zealand in the 1860’s to prey on insects. They are a big problem but it was the Aussies who invited them into their country. The best solution is to humanely bait feed with contraceptives to make them infertile. I realize Aussies want to kill them but Aussie people are exclusively responsible for the “problem”.

  18. avatar
    catchow | 22 April 2009 at 5:01 pm #

    today’s blog….GIANT !!!!

  19. avatar
    Cee | 22 April 2009 at 7:46 pm #

    Kokopelli wind

  20. avatar
    davem | 22 April 2009 at 7:57 pm #

    Rhythmically, that felt like Space Saviour without the music Killer.
    I’m loving #23. It’s lived up to the reviews.
    I so hope you do get to London and Italy.

  21. avatar
    fantasticandy | 22 April 2009 at 10:18 pm #

    mine arrived today…..
    thoughts on it tomorrow!

  22. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 April 2009 at 12:09 pm #

    Re: Mynah birds
    Funny how some expert decided that was solution to insect control,as if the other birds that lived here didn’t eat insects.Like the people responsible for introducing songbirds into Oz,as if the native birds had no songs…..Can the smart people in this world take over control now…..please????

    If anyone wants to try and help Orangutangs and precious forest in Indonesia from being turned into toilet paper etc follow this link and spread the word.
    Sorry for being off blog topic totally,but I felt a need to respond to above comment.

  23. avatar
    Anonymous | 23 April 2009 at 12:11 pm #

    Here is the link to help orangutangs


  24. avatar
    MICHELANGELO 23 | 28 April 2009 at 5:47 pm #

    Sometimes when this Earth gets kind of empty
    some of the poets with their words
    they make it new with mysteries’ revealing
    and stars fall brightly in fiery disguise

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