Thursday, June 6, 2019

Michael Lee Johnson writes

Solo Boxing

Solo boxing, past midnight,
tugging emotions out of memories embedded,
tossing dice, reliving vices, revisiting affairs,
playing solitaire-marathon night,
hopscotch player, toss the rock,
shots of Bourbon.

Pawel Kuczynski Satirical Art

Clock -- Pawel Kuczynski

1 comment:

  1. Flowers on the Wall

    I keep hearin' you're concerned about my happiness
    But all that thought you're givin' me is conscience I guess
    If I was walkin' in your shoes, I wouldn't worry none
    While you 'n' your friends are worried about me I'm havin' lots of fun

    Countin' flowers on the wall
    That don't bother me at all
    Playin' solitaire till dawn with a deck of fifty-one
    Smokin' cigarettes and watchin' Captain Kangaroo
    Now don't tell me I've nothin' to do

    Last night I dressed in tails, pretended I was on the town
    As long as I can dream it's hard to slow this swinger down
    So please don't give a thought to me, I'm really doin' fine
    You can always find me here, I'm havin' quite a time

    It's good to see you, I must go, I know I look a fright
    Anyway my eyes are not accustomed to this light
    And my shoes are not accustomed to this hard concrete
    So I must go back to my room and make my day complete

    Don't tell me I've nothin' to do

    --Lewis DeWitt

    DeWitt was the Statler Brothers tenor. Their recording of the song spent 4 weeks at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles chart in January 1966. In "Palm Sunday" (1981) novelist Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. claimed, "It is not a poem of escape or rebirth. It is a poem about the end of a man's usefulness."


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