"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)
PLASTIC CHAIRS FILL ETERNITIES
of families,children playing
despite the eye of television sedating
News that is not,while other news awaits doctors
Scurry flurry hurry of wheeled in EMERGENCY!
Each watches others,nervous ,calculating which injury is worse
than the bill which will arrive faster than funds/which is why
this Ward is salt of the earth
peppered with sadnesses.