Monday, July 21, 2014

2.1175 : 7/21/08 : Tangle

Tangling with the demons this night
bathed in false electric light
stuck in a rut of rhyming pairs
Excuse me while I ignore the stares
Instead get tangled in the sound
I’ll find my best bet pound for pound
and craft verse into vivid scenes
tangled up in reds and blues and greens

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2.1174 : 7/20/08 : Muse Speaks

as long as you look for your
treasure without
you’ll be ever beset by
confusion and doubt
as soon as you seek for
your treasure within
you’ll wonder how you ever
did anything

without me
I sent you an airplane I sent you a boat
I sent a flaming arrow over your moat
why you always got to be testing me
as long as you look you
know you’re going to see:

as long as you look for your
treasure without
you’ll be ever beset by
confusion and doubt
as soon as you seek for
your treasure within
you’ll wonder how you ever
did anything

look up look down
mere entropy is loose in your town
give thanks give praise
or do you say what’s the point anyways
I guess I call it a lesson when
I’m of the right mind
I sought ten long years
and I did not find:

as long as you look for your
treasure without
you’ll be ever beset by
confusion and doubt
as soon as you seek for
your treasure within
you’ll wonder how you ever
did anything

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2.1173 : 7/19/08 : Tracking Error

Tracking error too much history
echoes of pure uncut possibility
mixed with a little knowledge a dangerous thing
here I am daydreaming about crazy bling
how many more times will I lose the thread?
give up another hour of life to dread
Instead of jumping wild in every blink
When will I learn there’s no damn time to think


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Friday, July 18, 2014

2.1172 : 7/18/08 : Verifying

Verifying my motivations but the test failed
greed or convenience
so smooth the lies sailed
Or were they who knows what’s true
Paraphrasing Pontius Pilate
just like I used to
who’s got a use for
the cloister’s rejects
That vow of silence isn’t what it
used to be now we got texts
So maybe I’m dead on
and only think I’m lying
or maybe I’m just tossing off nonsense
while my blue screens are verifying

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

2.1171 : 7/17/08 : Fuck This Shit

Fuck this shit
not again
pull the plug
pull this pin
throw this pile
up in your face
I win again
this fucking race


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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

1170 : 7/16/08 : Bitter, Better

Think this brew is bitter better
bump a little sugar in it
bitch would kill me if I let her
and my window’s far from infinite
Say I’ve got potential promise
well yeah twenty years ago
I’ve got nothing bet on this
and getting by is all I know
I’ve seen this shit that’s on before
somebody else’s fantasy
I’m better, bitter, out the door
The angles in the slant is me

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

2.1169 : 7/15/08 : List

I need to make some kind
of list so this
doesn’t keep happening
I can’t believe I haven’t
given up and scratched
the whole damn thing
and though I know that
I am done now
wherever I would wish to cease
I am compelled
to walk a little down
the road still trying to
capture my release

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Monday, July 14, 2014

2.1168 : 7/14/08 : Strictly Continuity

3,359 : 4 ?



Strictly for continuity
offered as a very slight gratuity
strictly to stack the numbers up
why not I’ve still got half a cup
the best laid plans went straight to hell
I thought with words I’d cast a spell
and draw you in with impunity
to witness my continuity

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2.1167 : 7/13/08 : Cracker

This sacred host is
one dry cracker
I’m dry as dust
and my heart couldn’t be blacker
I’m loathe to retire
I’m craving vice
I’m wishing what I wrote was true
Oh wouldn’t it be nice
to have a secret project
a fantastic trip
some kind of unfathomable
journey on a magic ship
underwater
with that mysterious captain
instead of sitting here
waiting for something to happen

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2.1166 : 7/12/08 : Arch Stanton (Empty Grave)

This is not the night
and I forgot to hit save
look next to Arch Stanton
that’s the empty grave
memories of Lise Yates
long nights in my old estates
and what then must I call this day
my empty grave’s replay
think it’s time to stop fighting old ghosts
promises or maybe empty boasts
whatever may come just something new
refuse the black and fade to blue
this is not the night
but the portal of day
no more rewind
look up, hit play

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Friday, July 11, 2014

2.1165 : 7/11/08 : Cicada Twilight

Cicada twilight, I hear
you climbing every tree
I see you emerged in false light
Now that’s what I call free
How many years were you under
Strange alien invaders
there to witness my regression
twilight cicadas
I will find your skins shed
when the sunlight returns
remind me how for shedding this
poor skin my spirit burns


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