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)
AFTER LIFE-ANOTHER LIFE?
SNAKE SKIN SHED/LIZARD TALE
Eye see road kill-collective souls?
or light in eyes extinguished/infinity sandwiches
What happens when we leave this room(to be forgotten)?
Reincarnation?-to come back in another skin
to fill this room with variant/vagrant dimensions?-or oblivion?
Dust&bones,vestigial flesh attaching?
Went down to those Catacombs in Rome
where monks in cowls and habits stand @attention
while their flesh rots till,bare boned
they could be stacked in piles again.Even then,
a grinning skull has no light
Time decays us.Our little life
a coracle belief in an ocean of doubt.
An island.White flag.Surrender.Relief.