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Summer Spring Summer?

dead leaves still cling to barren limbs
as the first day of spring's sun
casts afternoon shadows
over still frozen ponds
sense of foreboding
as slanting spring rays
cause sunburn
temps in 80s
with no
soft smell
of earth
or green
budding.
help!

Am I the canary
In the mine
chirping the alarm?

jonapi (not verified)
soft feather lick

sink deep in chocolate sheets
wreathed in butterfly smoke
awakened soak
pastel waves elegant heat
absinthe pillow

triangle palms
waves of underwater
soft skin awakening
wrapped and stroked
sunken communion
dark brown coffee as night expands

caramel tongues and aching salt

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sing me back home

Finish up the month with
'Sing Me Back Home', by
Merle Haggard. Posted by
'mysteriongalaxy' on youtube.
Thanks dead.net, for
DeadCoversProject.
Whoever thought of it,
give them more money
and a bigger office.
Please. Thankyou.

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mr natch

You good over there, dude?
Yeah, I'm good, good as I can get
As long as I don't have to
Come down yet. Or head back
To town too soon, or join in with
Whatever it is that the rest of you do.
Yeah, I'm good, good as it gets
Having to watch all of you
Building this mess that smells
Really bad and sounds even worse.
And you all look so unhappy
Riding around in and talking on your
Cells. Is it worth it to you
For you to do what you did?
A simple life of being nice
Requires none of this. Yeah,
I'm good, so good, good as I can get.
Long as I don't have to come down yet
Or head to town too soon
Or join in with building
All of this mess.

The Nakano Pancake (not verified)
retired soul swings shelly manne

all

roads

lead

to

Tomoe.

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Working Class Speedball

More verse from my play Waiting for the Show; this one's a parody of John Lennon's "Working-Class Hero":

In a world strung out on terror and greed
Jonesing for success in excess all succeed
Fix me up with coffee, tobacco and weed
A working class speedball is all that I need
A working class speedball is all that I need

The world only imagines things to be bought
By souls sold into slavery for a recycled plot
I free myself buying coffee, tobacco and pot
A working class speedball is all that I need
A working class speedball is all that I need

All you need is love but they want to see the cash
But why bust your nut shagging after flashy trash
When you can drink coffee, smoke tobacco and some hash
A working class speedball is all that you need
A working class speedball is all that you need

If the world is a hemorrhoid, a pain in the ass
Then, like other things, its days too must pass
Until then, I'll take coffee, tobacco and grass
A working class speedball is all that I need
A working class speedball is all that I need

Falling out of bed and into the abyss
I heard this whispered by a whiskered walrus:
Drink coffee, smoke tobacco and canna-bissss
A working class speedball is all that you need
A working class speedball is all that you need

If you want to be a hero, then don't follow me
If you want to be a hero, well don't follow me

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Live and Learn

Inflect those verbs
in the past tense
when I'm gone,
maybe carve them into stone,
but not too soon;

I still have so much work to do.

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Thanks, free idea

I should mention that "Be Still In Motion" is ©2011, as part of my Master's thesis, which is a play titled Waiting For The Show. If you, or anybody else, would like to set it to music, I'd be interested to hear how it turns out; I've always imagined a sonic setting along the lines of "Touch of Grey", but maybe others will envision it differently. Thanks again.

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wow, dude

Totally rockin' poem, Mike, yeah!!!

Just popping up to say I posted a few
more vids under the "DeadCoversProject",
check them out if you like, they are posted
by 'mysteriongalaxy'.

The 'Lazy River Road' I would like to dedicate
here to two of the nicest people on the
planet, Robert Hunter and xian, both who
reached out to help at the worst point in
my life, and looking back, if those are the
two hands that reach out when you fall,
that is an angels dream. This one is for
you two, wherever you be.

me

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Be Still In Motion

Walk along the evening tide
Hum a lonesome blue light tune
Got no rider by my side
Save this pale old crescent moon

Clocks have gotten out of hand
Pockets turned out hold no bread
Time to fly to never land
Watch a crown flip a pawn its head

There upon the rippling waves
Wrestling with follies of flight
All that's lost turns all that saves
Rise or fall it's black and white

A flash of green alit this way
Be still in motion she said
Wake to dream another day
Rest is best left to the dead

She said be still in motion
Hover like a hummingbird

I said be still in motion
Might as well since life's absurd

She said be still in motion
Take a chance it won't be long

I said be still in motion
Find the silence in the song

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