Body & Mind
It's an unceasing push to be made to want the things
Survival of your species....................................
your class structures..............................................................
your peer groups.........................................your packs
Small i i-DENT-i-TY
Survival of a kind
Covered in bruises and almost always in pain
Pick up a newspaper
Dull aches and dark nights
The Crows Tell Me Things
Expecting someone with an
Can do something about
The Crow's expectations are wrong
Economics, status and experience
Statistics, facts and studies
Behind-the-scenes politics and plain shenanigans
Newspapers, gossip, books, TV, radio and Internet
The "man on the street"
Cumulative, documented, statistical
Every pulpit, desk and mountain
Even if they choose
Seek them out
"The Word" must go out
Overwhelming evidence is pointed to
And weary heads are shaken
Hardened laughs escape
Aren't We supposed to be Kind?
Just turned off the radio
CBC Radio Canada
They were talking
Everyday talk on the radio
Everyday talk about people
There was this smart guy
Or some other high keeper
He made a few succinct points
About a few succinct issues that
Drive me to despair
Woo Owl Who
Went for a visit to a player last night
Who confided to repeatedly cheating on his wife
Whom he'd finally dumped
She'd refused to part with her own life
He had very white teeth and insisted on giving me
Which I made as awkward as possible
Stood too close to me
Attempted to touch my hand several times
Listened with almost perfect attention to my every word
Gave me tea and showed me his
"How come?" I asked
Players always want to show me their pictures but
If I try and show them mine
His response was a titter
Not a woo
Not a Chance
The excuse is always
Outlaw the excuse
And ignorance does not cease to exist
Hidden beneath layers
Cultivated, woven and spun
Reality merely shifts unseen
A spider's game
Torturing and suffering
Survival unaffected by rules
diversity is important and physics real,
what is replacing (fill in the blank)
Calibrate the reality you're walking through.
Even a rat in a trap checks out
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All indications indicate
The use of drugs
The only concern seems to be
That kickbacks are received
At every step
The product chain
My friend Val Crow
Has a head
That is attached quite loosely
Yet still it doesn't fall off
And roll on the floor
We were talking on the telephone.
The-Man-Who-Used-to-Beat-Me laughed when I told him,
"I live on the water 'cause I'm safe from you there.
" Because he laughed, I ventured on.
"You've always had this thing about the water", I asked,
"Do you remember where it got started?"
He laughed again.
"You do remember.
You do. You do. You do. You do!"
He knows I love beginnings.
The-Man-Who-Used-to-Beat-Me knows I'm a sucker for
An extended, verbal,
"Ah shucks Ma'am" thing went on for some time.
I could see him then quite clearly In my mind's eye.
I could see his face.
I could see the way his mouth worked
The darting and spark in his eyes.
"She said I just sunk."
"My Mom", he sighed patiently explaining,
"She said that with the other kids,
She just threw them right in,
But that with me Well…"
"I just sunk."
"That means you're a Witch",
I told him.