"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 Thom'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 within 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?
MOST YEARS,I MAKE IT DOWN BY STEVIE RAY VAUGHN STATUE
@6.05 AM IN THE MORNING
By the Homeless Memorial Garden,surrounding a Tree of Remembrance
where we pin the names of those who have passed this year in Austin
Richard Troxell of HOUSE THE HOMELESS enacts this ritual
He has campaigned for a LIVING WAGE in Austin eternally
When i first started,they read out the names of 64 dead on the streets
Numbers went up every year.This year 147 left us(including NAMELESS MALE)
One is too many.Too easy to be forgotten.Reading the names
will not bring them back.It is a reminder they are human.
As long as we can remember.