We passed a boat near Topeka.
It was left on the side of the road.
This interrupted a moment of great sadness for me.
When the van quieted down, I imagined my arms and fingers crawling
around this sadness, gathering its loose ends like dirty clothes.
I tried to carry it to the table in the other room for sorting.
Socks and sorrow fell from between my arms; then they fell from
between my fingers.
The cows outside my window were tamed by wide pastures.
The same goes for sadness.
Settling it Off Remix -
Can you hear it when you listen to the remix? You know how it sounds like their verses live in three tenses at once: Grandpa’s earest wisdom, Brother’s beautiful skill, and Mom and Dad’s upright courage? This is what it felt like to drink with Mike.
Today is September 6th, 2011:
My girlfriend was not stirred from sleep by the news. My neighbors perform the same morning cigarette ritual, they have not been spared routine by the Christmas morning playing VCR cassettes in my 7yr old heart.
Be careful, I tell myself. The world get’s smaller on Christmas, like the size of a living room. In it, there is no room for friends or family. Monks tell me, “If you see the Buddha, kill him”. I’ll kill Christmas, too, so that you can celebrate it however you wish.
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With the love of any other day,
Breakfast will get further from night. The morning won’t miss me, but I won’t forget it either. Muscle will pool and collect, erase and emboss mini vans or larger. Sometimes a surprise, rarely welcomed before 8PM. I’ll still be in love, don’t worry. Towels on the rack, towels on the floor, towels under the door.
09/23 Minneapolis, MN- Cedar Cultural Center
09/24 Chicago, IL- Schubas
09/27 Cambridge, MA- The Middle East (Upstairs)
09/28 Philadelphia, PA- Kung Fu Necktie
09/29 Washington DC- Red Palace
09/30 New York, NY- Mercury Lounge
10/03 Chapel Hill, NC- Local 506
10/04 Atlanta, GA- Drunken Unicorn
10/07 Austin, TX- Lambert’s
10/08 Denton, TX- Dan’s SilverLeaf
10/10 Norman, OK- Opolis
10/11 Columbia, MO- Mojo’s
10/12 Bloomington, IN- The Bishop
10/14 Madison, WI- The Sett
10/25 Omaha, NE- The Waiting Room
10/27 Denver, CO- Hi-Dive
10/28 Salt Lake City, UT- Kilby Court
10/29 Boise, ID- The Neurolux
11/01 Portland, OR- Mississippi Studios
11/02 Seattle, WA- Tractor Tavern
11/04 San Francisco, CA- Hotel Utah
11/05 Visalia, CA- Cellar Door
11/07 Santa Barbara, CA- Muddy Waters
11/08 Los Angeles, CA- Bootleg Theatre
11/09 San Diego, CA- Soda Bar
11/11 Tucson, AZ- Solar Culture
11/12 Santa Fe, NM- SOL @ Santa Fe Brewing Company
St. Paul 3/18/11
Nightingales are put in cages because their songs give pleasure. Whoever heard of keeping a crow?
St. Paul 3/17/11
Sit, be still, and listen,
because you’re drunk
and we’re at the edge of the roof.
St. Paul 3/16/11
I died as a mineral and became a plant,
I died as plant and rose to animal,
I died as animal and I was Man.
Why should I fear? When was I less by dying?
St. Paul 3/15/11
This is stranger, that Thou and I, in this corner here…
Are both in one breath here and there - Thou and I.
St. Paul 3/14/11
..and just the moment
when you are all confused
leaps forth a voice
hold me close
i’m love and
i’m always yours.