Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, 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 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?"
OUR CENTRAL JEWEL IS OUR BREATHING SPACE
I can't breathe with 100,000 customers crammed together in Covid days and nights
barring Austin citizens from access to our unique Zilker Park.
I can't breathe when 100,000 pairs of feet are trampling over grass
I can't breathe when high volume noise pollution disturbs our neighbors as well
I can't breathe when profit, not pleasure is the story they tell
Austin,Texas has inadequate public parks and gardens for her million tax-paying citizens
Why deny our many diverse communities access while subsidizing profit making enterprises?
Rewilding is just the beginning-restore balance and harmony as well
and -while allowing access to Austinites, deny any profit-making enterprises
from displacing we who pay these high taxes for use of our too-few parks and gardens..