Monday, January 24, 2005

Sea of Absurdity

(...) I loaded my sacks with strange
stuff and ran down the mountain, across the
desert, and into the Sea of Absurdity.

_______Joan Jobe Smith,
from "Land of a Thousand Dances"



i read some
joan jobe smith
today
a little gerald locklin
on the tube
troops were still dyin'
in EYE RACK
joe brainard was right
"death is a funny thing"
whatever happened
to "three dog night"
"the door"
these new kids
aren't bad
but i've lost
all the really good stuff
artists who said
something
stuff about living
and dying
the ones
who showed you
other people were
FUCKED UP
just like you
they gotta be here
someplace
the janice joplins
the billie holidays
in among the ruins
with the beer bottles
and unopened letters
the shit-stained shorts
and dirty socks
i feel like
some german kid
where in hell
are all the jews

stephensaul.com

1 Comments:

Blogger One Drunken Poet said...

Stephen, Glad to have you amongst the drunk poets. I enjoy the variety in your work.

still hear ya,
one drunk poet

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