Wednesday, October 22, 2014

2.1268 : 10/22/08 : The Provinces

When I finally beat this
and mend what I can of
my fences
I’m going to light right off
for the provinces
there’s no physical frontiers
or if there is the poor bastards
should be left alone
but oh God the provinces
no cyberspace
no telephone
if only I could beat this
this thorn in my side
And so on to the
I will ride


Tuesday, October 21, 2014

2.1267 : 10/21/08 : Fine

Doing this wrong
the wrong time, lost the flow
I had it a minute
but it had to go
washed away with the water
cooked away by the sun
I can’t tell if it was good
if I lost the fine one
this is fine but not like that
Not like marble or wine
I know it so well now
the two kinds of fine
and I lied when I said
things were all better since
all those long conversations
when I was up against
it was there for a minute
I might get it back
learn how to pick my moment
learn when to attack


Monday, October 20, 2014

2.1266 : 10/20/08 : Flash in the Pan

3,457 : 17 ?

Well the great big new thing
is seeming like flash in the pan
and despite minuscule progress
I’m feeling like an also ran
and even though the good guy
is way ahead in the polls
I don’t trust it at all
and still that bell just tolls and tolls
I should apply the strategy
and make use of the chart
I should call this a learning thing
at least a little start
I shouldn’t project failure
on a tomorrow that’s barely begun
but it’s a long long way
and this cross weighs a ton


Sunday, October 19, 2014

2.1265 : 10/19/08 : Witching

All the witching around
now it ends for good
oh I said it I said it
though I didn’t think I should
the hour is reserved
and the die is cast
and the last will be first
and the first will be last


2.1264 : 10/18/08 : Play

Screw it I’m not going to write
I want to play
I’ve had enough I’ve
written my heart out today
I only have a moment
want a little fun
Because we’re turning to
the cycle of far too little sun


2.1263 : 10/17/08 : Rerail

Rerail this epic mess I made
cook up some brick stew lemonade
dig deep must be a pony in there
a lump of gold fall out my ratted hair
I think I’m not having fun now
five hours of staring at the sun now
these spots I’m seeing can’t be right
a little blindness gonna kill my fight
well that’s no good start boyo
give me a little time I implore you
start out some new hard ramp
someday I’ll earn your precious stamp


2.1262 : 10/16/08 : Thick of It

I’m in the thick of it here
I’m getting sick of it dear
If I keep doing this way
I know I’ll really pay
I guess it’s suggestion
is that really a question
I’ve got to learn the trick of it
or stay stuck in the thick of it
I can’t just promise anything
how I try to snatch the ring
how I always come up short
maybe this will be the break
I’m serious a lot’s at stake


Wednesday, October 15, 2014

2.1261 : 10/15/08 : Bought and Paid

What will I buy with time?
a little time later
I might even use it right
because I am a revelator
a lot to figure out
a lot to keep track of
I’ll risk embarrassment
say here today you’ll see the back of
this back and forthing dance
I won’t repeat this mess
keep it simple
you want more
reach for less


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

2.1260 : 10/14/08 : Well Damn

3,450 : 10 ?

Well Damn the streak is truly done
And maybe I was compensating
for all the ways I didn’t measure up
it’s just myself that I’m berating
I’m used to talking to myself
I’m used to arguing at that
a little crazy it might be
I’m not afraid to wear that hat
well damn I’ll kick it off again
what else is there but pushing
trying to break through somehow
the sacred marshmallows I’m smooshing
I always think I’ll get farther
I always think I’ll get better
but better not think too much
fate will drive me off a cliff
if I let her


Monday, October 13, 2014

2.1259 : 10/13/08 : Jump

after the jump
something will change
I don’t know what or how
and I’m feeling strange
a better song
somebody else’s
plays somewhere in the back
it won’t be good now
I know I should now
throw another
pile of it
on the stack


2.1258 : 10/12/08 : Repent

Repent the sins and
mistakes of a decade
marked back in time
so sublime
I thought all dues were paid
I know the difference
I know what makes things real
but I’m here
it’s all it is
and I can really feel


2.1257 : 10/11/08 : Looking for Problems

Looking for problems
who’d of thunk it?
We thought that ship
had seen the bottom
when we sunk it
it should be easy
there are so many
trying to think solutions up
I don’t have any
Looking for treasure
a simple goal
hoping I don’t come up
with a lump of coal
I’m storing it wrong
prone to moth and rust
I’m sure that I’ll
regret it when
I’m eating dust