Mortaljive: The Rest is Silence

There is no still point in all the Universe, and that is the rock upon which I stand

Thursday, March 07, 2013


this is a shape that humans have known a long time
this is a shape from the dawn of time
our time
a curve and a whip and a straightaway 
straight out of mind

adam had a snake for a friend in the olden days
it talked and smoked and rode a funny little bike
the old man yelled at adam and the snake
telling them to keep the noise down
the old man was a piece of work, for sure

most gardens are pleasant, full of growth and tenderness
plants grow all day in the warmth of the sun
adam had a landlord who was an asshole
adam fucked a girl and is now on the run
with a gun

when you are banished the trumpets are blasted
great horns announce your lowly estate
louis armstrong could have played 
outside the lonely gates
the old man would have to respect that

i think i cannot make this thing do tricks for us
it just slithers and darts and slides
i was wondering if i could put god back in the garden
and then jump on his bike and take it for a ride
(the snake could ride in the basket)

a curve and a whip and then paradise

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