Friday, August 18, 2017

Kristen de Kline #130 Medley (5)

With thanks to the Velvets & Nico (again)

I
there are
problems in these times
light fittings   train tracks
talked down-from-up-off
but none of them are mine
she's sacked the legal team
life's a flash
threatened to slit my throat
and then you're ash

there are
problems in these times
good guns   bad guns
but   honey
none of them
are mine

II
a bird flies around in a cellar
the lawless one offers up a kiss
a bottled heart in a glass jar, quivers
day is as blue as the sky here
the sky is as blue as the ...

... they wear my teeth in their hands
it does my head in
shine the knives and forks for the table
pretend to be asleep
play dead   you won't
see stars     but read books by torchlight
drink wine   first thing
reach up     dig down
mess up the night   your hair
lay down
at first light

III
but   none   of   them   are   mine










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    1. I see you reading it aloud to a crowd :)

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  2. no good guns ...
    only now ploughshares

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    1. Can't escape those ploughshares hey Kit:)

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    2. You too, Kit. Reading aloud to a crowd :)

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    3. (Although I think I recall reading on a scaffold once. Didn't do me much good!)

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