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An Indictment Too LateCold, watery, somehow stale light, exploiting
This rest stop bathroom, here on the edge of America
Our future ambassadors are on their knees...
Not that you would care so much, in fact, you would applaud such decay
That is the America you love, the whore you midwifed while sipping medicinals at Vesuvio*
With Burroughs and Kerouac
Dreaming of a dystopian Avalon
In horror you cried, " I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness..." **
Yet you helped usher in the nightmare, did you not?
Protesting the killing fields of Vietnam with angry choirs chanting, yet
You passed unfazed at the raping
Of Rockwellian ideals and Eisenhower's tenacity
The idiot tongue of your mother filled your prepubescent mind
With the paradigms of Stalin's generosity; therefore
I'm not surprised that you declare: "Freedom costs little in the U.S." ***
Only a treasonous coward would openly scorn
Our soldiers blood so willingly shed...
International zealot; with Buddha, 'taking refu
Why I Write: The Real StoryI suppose I should include this addendum to my story.
"Humor can be pain disguised as laughter". That's a paraphrase of an inspired quote by a famous comedian, whose name escapes me at the moment.
And truer words were rarely spoken.
The scope of this short piece is neither worthy nor long enough to scratch the surface of comedy's role in, not only the general life of our world, but in the personal lives of folks.
Suffice it to say then, that albeit humor frequently is genuinely laughter for laughters' sake(no pain hidden) it can be used to mask issues or deal with them. As for me, it is a way of articulating my view on life to others. More than that, it is a filter through which I interpret life.
So the piece I wrote, while attempting to be funny, does not preclude the seriousness that I invest in each piece I write.
As a young kid, still in my elementary school years, a switch flipped one day. I...had always been the studious one, the good kid, and that...that <i>
Writing With Secret HorsepowerI began this piece several times now
Not sure why except to suggest
That I'm blind to the rhinoceros in the room
He's on the couch with the remote
Calling for a beer
What the hell?!
Hello and welcome to Leisure Island!
I'm your host, Bob Walletfatt
And we're about to set sail on a three hour tour
(Not really...more like 5 minutes if you read slow,
But it sounds good!)
Ahem. Where was I?
See, I've always been like that.
When I was in kindergarten, I would get up to
Use the pencil sharpener, and one time I remember
Stopping in the aisleway because my imaginary car
Had a dead battery and I actually popped the hood to fix it.
One of the hall monitors was like, "Uhh?"
I just smiled, hopped back in my car and resumed my journey.
In a hurry.
Bless my heart.
Or once it was empty, I would take the rectangular, cardboard
Kleenex box (it was roughly the same width/thickness as a paperback novel)
From my study carrol, and put wheels on it from a cheap toy I had at home.
is the Pit Boss
Gin martini: shaken, not stirred
But thank God, I'm only watching the game
I can feel the Devil walking next to me
Lost in dark blue spirals
Not given to chatter
is the hook-up
Knows every goombah in town
Vegas' lonely son
Born to win
On the run
is a poet
Dipping his toe in
Thrust upon Ahab's lance
In hopes to bleed purity...
curates art collections
Fluent with Lloyd's, Christie's and Sotheby's
Style magnate attracting the A-list
From Picasso to Erte, Rembrandt to Hopper
Private showings by appointment only
is a cowhand
Riding tall across the range
Driving longhorns to railheads
From Texas to Dodge City
Out on that lone prairie
is a bandolier
A mobile cache of deadly brass
And hollow-point steel
Singing the names of empt
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