Thursday, 19 September 2013

THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

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 appearances 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 TOOK MY EYES OUT OF MY POCKETS

LOOKING CLOSELY(with the sound off-
i may as well wear white earbuds
pretend to dance to invisible muzak
Nod off while walking ,waiting,watching
No one will care nor notice
I rely upon this.If challenged
i will retreat/shrink.Become smaller
than the prevailing pigeon grey.
In my mind i am golden/shining
I smile but it curls at the edges of my lips
in a curt slice of disbelief
For every eye i place upon this scene
More eyes are watching

RECYCLING RELATIONSHIPS
Someone you know/in one capacity
will one day mirror one's non-



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