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)
I am invited to go fishing
so i ride to Mallacoota
and we throw our lines into the tide
i catch a fish!But it resists!
it does not like that baited hook of advertising
but i catch my demographic/haul it in to land
and watch it flap dancing last gasps on the sand
That is ME resisting allurements/ME upon the hook of heart
ME not wanting to die nor be consumed
so i unhooked myself-and swam away
never to go fishing again.
when our drought is less
and waters flow /through Cypress Creek
i sit by side and dip my feet within
Wait (it seems like years)and watch
If lucky,may see -one tiny fish issue forth
from within Hill Country earth.
That fish is your life.