Monday, 15 June 2015


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)

Each year@birthing time,i receive a FREE invitation
to support my addiction to AMY's icecream,IHOP pancakes,Dennys GRAND SLAM,Haagen-Daaz icecream..
and a plethora of other food-related seductions-all of which feature STRAWBERRIES
IHOP ,of course,offers a sugar based faux strawberry pretense syrup
with a nominal sliced strawberry  on top.No matter.It LOOKS like strawberry paint
so(for FREE!),i eat the sugar strawberry sauce.Once,upon a septic time
we had strawberries growing in the septic patch.Nuggets -small,angry red flushed strawberries
not the faux bloated tasteless strawberry balloons they sell in plastic punnets.
STRAWBERRY seduces me.I know some folk are chocolate based
but it is a political choice-are you STRAWBERRY ,CHOCOLATE or VANILLA?
Do not confuse NEAPOLITAN with United Nations!Cyprus is divided turkey/Greece.
Turkey is divided-Kurds vs Turks.Icecream may not solve apartheid-
but if desserts were served over bombs,guns,drones and death
this world would show some taste and flavor.Every year-this meditation.

Will consumption cure cancer?Are we what we eat?If so-what flavor?

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