seeing the words ‘Now a major Motion Picture’ on the cover of The Great Gatsby like a sunspot gin blossomed stain on a flapper’s face makes me want to chuck it out the window of the bookstore, past the entire aisle dedicated to various versions of the Bible,
and the single shelf of poetry.
I like to drive till the refill light wakes up orange day glow on my car dash before I fill my tank,
because I have hope
You and I will get back on the field,
Rubbing against each other’s armor till a spark files,
Becomes translucent blue;
A blue light in a dark that spreads around nothing;
A movement of nothing coiled,
Fighting for nothing and burning for nothing,
Burning burning boy.
A gyre of flame licking the black sky.
Am I the only one who can ride by night?
I can because I bite my lip till it bleeds blood red,
But the horses smell blood and get nervous,
And you yelling brown tree bark,
Till it scratches my ears;
But I can listen away because I know,
There is a love potion like in the old tale;
A calming balm I can slip into your drink,
But for now I still hear the teeth gnash like,
King Mark’s chain mail,
But there is no King,
There is me playing god and I don’t even believe in god.
I’m lost and then I’m angry.
Sitting in a restaurant eating pizza with Tristan while Van Morrison played in the background pink lemonade cool in our sights talking trash about PlayStation and comic books all nervous 9 year old energy while stillness grew in me like a bath filling up with warm water
Now I knew how the Green Arrow felt sinking into the Lazarus pit
And it stoned me to my soul.
Seriously your life will improve in ways you didn’t know it could.
I’d say this tune is a guilty pleasure but I don’t feel guilty at all.
This has riffs big enough to slay an orc and it’s got a good beat and I can dance to it.
And don’t get me started on the licks…
“I don’t have to be real.”
“I’m not even here”
you just have to close your eyes and listen to the music and not think about the things you think about when you’re distracted by your head and modern life bullshit because make no mistake it’s truly bullshit when the beauty you have before you is looked beyond