I can make the earth stop in
its tracks. I made the
blue cars go away.
 
I can make myself invisible or small.
I can become gigantic & reach the
farthest things. I can change
the course of nature.
I can place myself anywhere in
space or time.
I can summon the dead.
I can perceive events on other worlds,
in my deepest inner mind,
& in the minds of others.
 
I can
 
I am
~~~
 
People need Connectors
Writers, heroes, stars,
leaders
To give life form.
A child’s sand boat facing
the sun.
Plastic soldiers in the miniature
dirt war.  Forts.
Garage Rocket Ships
 
Ceremonies, theatre, dances
To reassert Tribal needs & memories
a call to worship, uniting
above all, a reversion,
a longing for family & the
safety magic of childhood.
~~~
 
The grand highway
is crowded
w/
lovers
&
searchers
&
leavers
so
eager
to
please
&
forget
 
Wilderness
~~~
 
Now is blessed
The rest
remembered
~~~
 
A man rakes leaves into
a heap in his yard, a pile,
& leans on his rake &
burns them utterly.
The fragrance fills the forest
children pause & heed the
smell, which will become
nostalgia in several years
~~~
 
Sirens
Water
Rain & Thunder
Jet from the base
Hot searing insect cry
The frogs & crickets
Doors open & close
The smash of glass
The Soft Parade
An accident
Rustle of silk, nylon
Watering the dry grass
Fire
Bells
Rattlesnake, whistles, castanets
Lawn mower
Good Humor man
Skates & wagons
Bikes
~~~
 
Where’d you learn about
Satan– out of a book
Love?- out of a box
~~~
 
night of sin (The Fall)
-1st sex, a feeling of having
done this same act in time before
O No, not again
~~~
 
Between childhood, boyhood,
adolescence
& manhood (maturity) there
should be sharp lines drawn w/
Tests, deaths, feats, rites
stories, songs, & judgements
~~~
 
Men who go out on ships
To escape sin & the mire of cities
watch the placenta of evening stars
from the deck, on their backs
& cross the equator
& perform rituals to exhume the dead
dangerous initiations
To mark passage to new levels
 
To feel on the verge of an exorcism
a rite of passage
To wait, or seek manhood
enlightenment in a gun
 
To kill childhood, innocence
in an instant

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