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 and 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)
LOVED YOU BEFORE I COULD EVER LOVE
i was alive before.some of you-after
the ones i cannot talk to-hollow laughter!
no looking!no glowing back!fires burn
but they are 78,45,33 and a third
this freedom-how much?
will i have to trade in my credit cards?
these tin stories?they can be traded for aluminum
looks like sweets and a buffet when the wedding party drones come in
Soul Proprietors with one storey eyes
offer Kindness in Cups of cold water
constant as breathing-these changes
they make each line into a fish
these days quiver with jelly excitement
None of us know what will happen!
work has changed money on stock markets
banks roll in other 's wealth /packs
saving souls is not as important as having one
sharing diverse opinions seems wiser than sticking with one.
diary of a calendar.Every date taken!
spark anger.Beware !It burns!
On the one hand.Most experience is second hand.
Poetry ,philosophy,and art arranged a Group Marriage.
Your Life Stories?Make Them Up!
There are no secrets.Every butterfly transparent.
(Chapter One.=ADAPTATIONS from A FREEWHEELING TIME by Suze Rotolo pp1-106)