"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)
MY REPUBLICAN IS A DENTIST
WE DO NOT TALK POLITICS!
We used to talk skiing(he loved to ski-
until his son broke his leg wakeboarding
and his daughter started having seizures
She was in Scotland recently,had a seizure
Her roommate contacted dentist and she was taken to Casualty
Dentist wanted her to have an MRI
but the doctor said NO!.Long phone calls could not persuade him
So dentist flew over to London,caught a train then a bus
Spoke to doctor face to face(who still refused an MRI)
Daughter discharged after dentist paid six hundred pounds (cash)
(As National Health demanded bills for foreigners be paid in cash.
Dentist then spent time in London Paris and Belgium before flight home-
loving London buses (Paris -not so much)-and making the most
of his daughter's medical emergency.All these stories before the injection
made me more numb to listening.ALWAYS agree with dentists.
I have seen MARATHON MAN and Reuben,Reuben..