"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?
MEETING THE MOMENT
IT FLEW AWAY!-
To join the mountain of missed opportunities/appointments
Existential /alchemical elixirs to the Nostalgia Industry
(which parades Past Personalities as if they might provide our Future
Why pay to see BLADE RUNNER/GEOSTORM dystopic visions
when cities and whole states are flooding,looting and burning?
APOCALYPSE NOW California brushfires,Puerto Rico storm damage
where whole infrastructures become a mini-Raqqa,Mosul,Aleppo..
Refugees will find new walls and guns rather than hospitals and healing hands
when the sellers of arms make profit from "non-Nation building"
Love,care and attention in these vigilant days is as necessary
as antidotes to gridlocked emotions and constipated politics.