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?
SHE STARTED WITH A POEM ABOUT CEMETERIES
How Memorials are made to remember those lost to us
And their evocation in concrete ,stone and flowers
She moved next to a Veteran(a relative)wounded
And how immersion in a Free Fire Zone can destroy anyone
That is when Las Vegas came in.Forever defined by slaughter of innocents
on an Altar made of Country and Western.As she spoke further,
we felt her vulnerability(and our own).There is no home
when guns stutter anger.Our only Holy Skin punctures like a tire.
She did not realise she was a fisher person-
and her net dragged in both the lost and living
Forever Changed by her Expressing