Mortaljive: The Rest is Silence

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

Saturday, October 27, 2018

Wonder Clown




throw an elbow, cut me off
stand too close, begin to cough
lead your fans to the grave
but tell them they're your fave

whip them up, set them loose
give them guns and take a noose
see the city, burn it down
you are there, wonder clown

wonder clown
wonder clown
used to make us laugh
now we scream
and banish love
the ship is going down
wonder clown...

watch tv, they're all sad
the children make them mad
it once was better, they will say
but now it's gone away

shake a fist, clutch a pearl
first in line at the end of the world
waters rise, most will drown
you are there, my wonder clown
you are there, you are there
my wonder clown

wonder clown
wonder clown
man, we used to laugh
now we cry
into the night
the ship is going down
wonder clown

by the door, the jar holds more
than eleanor's remains
see her grin, once again
that's what the doctor ordered

shake a fist, clutch a pearl
first in line at the end of the world
waters rise, most will drown
you are there, my wonder clown
you are there, you are there
my wonder clown

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Sunday, October 14, 2018

Say Buddha


the thing you bring is not the thing
the thing is not the end
molecules and atoms sing
around your mind that bends

when you've found the grounding place
don't look front or back
unless you really want to
give reality a whack

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