Music: "Blackbird" by the Beatles
slideshow copyright Rhonda Prince 2009
for bea...wishing you happy days and crow kisses!
are we the vessel or the light,
the consciousness or the body?
let the light shine through me
let me be the light
as I make this journey
to the sun
midst spiders and fish
let me mold and shape
that will lead me into midnight
Song credit: Light is faster than sound by Janis Joplin w/ Big Brother & the Holding Company© Rockland Music
two men walking down the street
each one following the other
dressed in chartreuse suits and porkpie hats
They’ve been walking for days
a man in drag sits on the bench and watches
while an angel plays the fiddle on a balcony overhead
children run past wearing only their smiles
a woman shouts at no one
girls ride in blue buses, with a snake hissing overhead
No one seems to notice
the butcher sells mincemeat pies
while smoke pours out from office windows
People stand in the street discussing last year’s news
The angel throws her fiddle to the street
And the hands on the clock spin past the hours
while those that wait keep moving.
The earth moved today,
just slightly, a tiny jump
forward in the universe.
Enough to shake the
foundations and send
the moon crashing
into the ocean.
Fortunately she was sitting
on the edge of the galaxy,
balanced on the north star
when the shift occurred,
sparing her the upheaval
it would’ve caused
But tonight she will feel
the effects of the day,
pulling her further into the
dark rift of the Milky Way
and leaving her tired and lifeless
as she sits inside her room.
Somewhere a child cries,
a thousand golden teardrops;
leaving glass scattered in the yard;
the rains fall,
drowning out all sound but it’s own
And the hunger moon looms on the horizon.