posted on November 19, 2011 at 8:48 pm

in the tent of my fortune


if this is what you want then read on:

this flimsy stuff

this elaborate hoax

this enchanted evening just cast to the wind

sunburned women totter intoxicated beasts

to go inside them you know to feel the sway

the cafes all lit up by the shining black waves

that crash on the sharky shore in the dark

now we sit astride a dolphin fish that golds the foam momentarily

now we dine and drink beer and we shout for more life

children enter the future alone

the shells shall still rock in quiet pools

i am some sort of creature a limpet all emerald

i am the boss who is livid and drinks too much wine

i am the one legged gull piping all cracked

i am the boy who delivers funeral flowers after mass

i am the tramp with the trash in my trees

i am  a man from middle east  strange tattoo on my back

i am a free spirit drawn to the sea

on saturday night which longs for more life

more life for the lady edging away

more life for the charlatan jugglin’ words

more life for our hemingway five leagues still hence

who types on the keys in an infra red night

by the side of an ocean his brow concentrated

by the side of the sea where the fish sing so song

there i am in moss and in net

in furlong of sea horse in line of the moon

i become attached to stone in the vestibule

i reside in air on condition of fluid and nimble

i accelerate the process as woman as man

i imitate the artist unblocked by his union

saturday night  its so bright like lightnin’

lightening up the darkness in me

one day you will see



16 Responses to “taken from life in colour”

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    BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 19 November 2011 at 11:31 pm #

    That was extraordinary.
    A world of descriptive measure
    all in a paragraph or two to treasure.
    An evening so magical its owned by
    you and groves of adjectives to pluck from…

    Myself, I got a rotten cold and my Saturday night
    will be spent sneezing wheezing and coughing alone
    But, I will have your written picture to
    pass the time…between Kleenex boxes.

    AsAlways but under the weather,
    Darrin K.

    When I saw that psychic-a-deli T-shirt now on sale
    thru Church-Merch …I wheezed- mine mine mine.
    I am ordering it today. That cotton treasure is about to
    embark on a long travel to Chico and get here b4 the holidays …
    I can only hope. Nice job on the new store- looks enticing !!!

    • avatar
      BROKEN TOYS AND HEROS | 20 November 2011 at 3:17 am #

      Oh man, did I screw up my order on the new ChurchMerch site. I ordered 2 t-shirts and all was going well til I clicked the wrong ‘method of payment’ and I couldn’t go back. I left a nice message for whoever is watching over the site and it will get fixed. But word to the wise…

      Don’t order stuff on the computer while ur medicated from a nasty headcold…LOL !!!

      My mistake … :+(


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    Jesiah6 | 20 November 2011 at 12:01 am #

    Whoa, it’s like time traveling.
    It’s 8:00 Saturday morning right now.
    Saturday night seems so far away.
    Hope it’s bright like lightnin’.

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    23flies... | 20 November 2011 at 1:42 am #

    sir i believe i book of these goods is needed

  4. avatar
    evilren | 20 November 2011 at 2:27 am #

    ‘Children enter the future alone,’ so true, I have been unknowingly taken by my own debacles and need to be more attentive and supportive to my own son for his future. I’m so disappointed and letdown, yet I need to be positive beyond belief in a couple facets of my life. You really can’t get down about anything, I guess. Attrition sucks, it’s always the same old story.

  5. avatar
    Lara | 20 November 2011 at 3:09 am #

    It IS what I want, so I did. 🙂

  6. avatar
    Anonymous | 20 November 2011 at 7:02 am #

    the book you’ve been writing
    on the fallen leaves
    on the sprawling sea and the sky cascading off the cliffs and the drifting sheets of fog
    on your own aqua magnetic purple skin flickering in the dark
    on the warm breathing computer screens —
    it’s your heartbeat in binary code fed to the machine
    it draws in our shipwrecked souls like a siren —
    do you recognize this voice, andy? it hasn’t changed in the last thousand years —
    and we’re still falling for it — the highly addictive anti-dysphoric fix —
    how excruciatingly strange — undefined — elusive
    and yet —
    how perfectly normal…

  7. avatar
    bc | 20 November 2011 at 10:43 am #

    just right…
    for a sat nite

  8. avatar
    Judith Miller | 20 November 2011 at 5:50 pm #

    Roll On 30th December at the Forum for Melbourne concert. church ”try hard”

  9. avatar
    Michel | 20 November 2011 at 7:30 pm #

    “one day you will see” :
    Gilt Trip arriving with a piece of SK art puzzle (now we SKPers must unite to reconstruct the whole painting…)
    Church Merch website alive at last
    Opera House DVD ?

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