may we all be heard
words are bells
let them ring!

Thom World Poet Austin, Texas, USA
Global Radical networker and activist for promoting the live Creative Arts,
at every possible opportunity, especially in his home-city, Austin, Texas, USA

Thursday, February 16, 2012

johnny and willy

Willy came first-musician,homeless,slept under bridges
did part-time work for part-time pay/stayed with his ex-wife
who cared for him in a motherly way.He died and the room was filled
with Johnny-another overweight middle aged depressive handy man
Jack O All Trades (and master of none)-diabetic,alcoholic,angry @the world
Now he lives on a jar of peanut butter for a week.Now he cuts grass
Now he cannot pay rent/will live in a tent outside Austin City Limits
Or live in his van when the tent is too weak for the elements
or he will kill himself.He sells his pain pills to make a living
He retains pain.We give him food and work and praise
He condemns himself with his own scripting
He sees no point in living.I will not show him these lines
Less he hang himself with them.

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