Rob Ayling writes:
"Thom the World poet, is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Tom's poetry tapes and guest appearences with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth, Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied with in seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not? why not indeed!!" (The wondrous poetpic is by Jack McCabe, who I hope forgives me for scribbling all over it with Photoshop)
I grew up on cake(as treat/as sweet)
I would anticipate and eat/as wide variety
as mouth could fit and time could zip.
My waistline ballooning out
Sugar was my mama - white as skin
in combination with sprinkles and decorating
was always a cupcake baking morning.
My mother sugar would reassure me
I ate her ravenously. In pieces, she
would surrender to my hunger for life
comes in small slices, and we
would prefer to have our cake
and eat it, two!