posted on December 28, 2014 at 9:19 pm
dizzy spell

dizzy spell

she said its the same night over and over

the colours oh everything

everything is the same

soft sea croon breeze purrs like an a/c unit

the fridge starts up again it runs too cold

it releases noble gases that drift up to the very stars

the strip light throb of my old life leaves me aching and quaking

under these majestic palms which sway along the ocean way

i was running for a bus that never came carrying my guitar

i was jostling in a fish and chip shop trying to find some salt

suddenly i was among the throng where my song was extinguished

in anguish i fled to a room i had taken

on sullen evenings they all ignore me

alone as a child alone as a man

the mirror is full of pits and dents

the awnings over the shops gently rocked by summers zephyrs

the sound of the surf sublimated in traffic

the automatic transmission of day into day

the relativity of goody good and naughty evil

neon night weighed against the unlaid day

i am a white old blues man only i do not sing the blues

the days that intervene do so of their own accord

but the night has returned the same

with  a reddish quality to it

with a worn out familiar slipper feeling the same night again

on a jetty someone caught a little monster in the dark

the blue sirens saturate my frame changing the game

the same kids with the same fucking tattoos

the cigarette the same bottle of booze

my eyes wander over a desert of talent in awe

seems i been thru all this before and




20 Responses to “the same night over and over”

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    Eskaedor | 28 December 2014 at 9:34 pm #

    Wishing you a magic and wonderful new year Steve. The church certainly flourished this year, and here’s hoping your band continues to do great things for many years to come. All the best for 2015!

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    Chris | 28 December 2014 at 10:39 pm #

    ‘the same kids with the same fucking tattoos’…now they ARE the jims jims Lou…

  3. etta
    etta | 28 December 2014 at 10:48 pm #

    Freezing hot

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    Anonymous | 28 December 2014 at 11:08 pm #

    Glad I’m not the only one dropping the f-bomb words 2nite
    & don’t know about you but I am sick of reliving the same garbage over & over again.
    Was hoping….but I hope & seek that everyday.

  5. avatar
    Cam | 28 December 2014 at 11:32 pm #

    Hey SK, any plans to do an audio book of your book? Everyone loved the readings at shows, would be awesome to hear the whole thing in your voice…

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      thetimebeing | 29 December 2014 at 10:08 am #

      there has been some talk of it but ….

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        Cam | 30 December 2014 at 10:00 am #

        But…you could offer it as a download, sure plenty would take up the offer…

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    tearle | 28 December 2014 at 11:35 pm #

    Cool stuff Steven 🙂 Sounds like a Merry-go-round & no thanks for Aquarius here. Sending you a lightening strike! Move to Victoria the Garden State. x

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    always@meetsdeadlines | 29 December 2014 at 2:49 am #

    “on a jetty someone caught a little monster in the dark”
    Ah well. Here in Chicago (Jungleland) no one bothers.

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    Steven Krut | 29 December 2014 at 8:03 am #

    I think that in some ways you yourself are something new in that it’s a rare and fairly new phenomenon that someone reaches your age while retaining as much creative vitality. The old adage that youth is wasted on the young is basically true. But what if the energy and boldness of youth could be combined with all the wisdom and insight gleaned from decades of hard life lessons? That would be a true flowering of human potential. I think you are in the rare position of being able to explore that potential. I think you’re part of the vanguard in a way in that as science continues to extend human life expectancy, more profound creativity is possible from people who have the energy to fuse their accumulated experiences into something freshly seen. Going further/deeper is only possible if you’ve learned what you’ve learned, seen what you’ve seen and still have have the energy and freshness of mind to spark the alchemy of creation. I think you currently occupy the new sweet spot of human potential and you should keep pushing forward and expanding your boundaries. I think you have the potential to break the cycle of sameness that you find all around yourself and write about here. If anyone can do it, you can.

    • avatar
      thetimebeing | 29 December 2014 at 10:07 am #

      wow steve
      i really do appreciate this comment mate
      i hope youre right

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      tearle | 29 December 2014 at 12:27 pm #

      Right on Steven 🙂 When he gets over the Flu 😉 xxx

    • avatar
      tearle | 29 December 2014 at 12:28 pm #

      Right on Steven! 🙂 xxx

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    Bec | 29 December 2014 at 12:06 pm #

    Brings to mind downtown Gold Coast at 2am…..the night spread over the drugs and thugs like a worn out rug….
    Hollow and brittle hilarity

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    always@meetsdeadlines | 29 December 2014 at 1:25 pm #

    So Steve, I was at a seconds shop for cool album finds today, and as I left I saw a white book entitled, “Justin Bieber” in a box behind the counter marked, “Garbage”.

    What?! It’s a sign 🙂

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    always@meetsdeadlines | 29 December 2014 at 1:46 pm #

    Come on, now love. If your fever has broke, and you are on the mend, get out of the house for a while. I do believe you have a fever hangover.

    Those are orders… by the way, any argument is not advised.

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    matthew | 29 December 2014 at 5:23 pm #

    I do love climbing inside this poetry and having a bit of a wander about. Soul revival.

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