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)
MARRIED TO THE CLICHE MACHINE
Certain words have been appropriated
and may not be used without sneering-
you know the Usual Suspects.(expressing feelings
When eye checked my (he)art in
the Emotional Mechanic said he did not work with Olde Models
Could not even donate antique diabetic plasma
Like collecting 78rpms,or old newspapers
we get gray with age and handling
yet stay(a bubble in time),holding on to a vanished species
Antiquarians Unite!This life is a suitcase,packed with stuff
Random as Access Memories,flip through flow charts,slides
Power Point Projections-ah!here it is!Your childhood!
Preserved via artifacts that only have meaning for one.
Now-how will you explain this?