words passedwords passed
The time for words alone is gone
Images and sounds are needed now
Video is king
King of all ideas
When did you last feel
Joy and pain and exaltation?
Was it watching Blackstar?
Or The Lord of All the Rings?
That is talent That is genius
That is human feeling
The time of words alone is gone
Another era has begun
Lancelot Price 2015 November 21 0748
basking peaksMountains basking in late sky glow
much like old people just before twilight
Another ride 'round the old neighborhood
just before the darkness comes
and takes away the summer
Lancelot Price 2015 November 3
The scream has the appearance of a small, attractive house.
The doorbell button makes a sound of wings,
as from hundreds of pigeons taking flight at once.
When you walk in through the unlocked door,
the walls and ceiling and roof fall in.
Epitaph For Jay
There were seven days of darkness before you left
I didn't know that it was a sign
I kept thinking about death
Assuming I was thinking about mine
I wish I'd been right
Now you're lodged in the back of my throat
I can't cough you up to mourn
I curse god with every breath
I remember when you were born
and wonder why
Your tags are left behind everywhere, train tracks
with an arrow pointing forward
With that Celtic-looking spelling of "eclipse"
You eclipsed the sun and the moon, the stars went black
maybe they'll never come back
You lived life ferociously, on your own terms
You were never good at obeying the rules
But, tortured soul, you lived as best you could
Who else can truly say that?
Did you know how much you were loved?
I eat, I drink, I sleep somehow upon an earth that has crumbled
Under a sky with no stars and no chance
to hear your voice on the phone
Telling me you're finally coming home
There is no healing, only perseverance.
The other side of a scarf is wild bees on fallen pears
The other side of a shoulder is seven flights of stairs
The other side of a thought is a tall clock with no pendulum
The other side of shadows is a cat sleeping in the sun
The other side of a mouth is a city not far away
The other side of green is yesterday
The other side of an eye is looking at you
The other side of beauty is the other beauty