Thursday, August 23, 2007

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where do you think you're going

Away.

what have you got in that sack

Dead leaves and broken china; heads of lost statues and statues that have lost their heads; a standing stone, a fallen throne, a hero's skull and monster bones. But I'm no thief, they were broken when I picked them up.

what do you mean to do

No, no, no: what do I do to mean? What must I do, Lord, to make me, I, mean something, anything?

where are you going now

Now is always where I'm going. Now is stuck to me like flypaper and here is glued to the souls of my feet. Einstein said it was so, but Einstein could be wrong.

are you crazy

ELIZA said it was so, but ELIZA could be wrong. Every sole in this electronic sea has an opinion. My computer runs on laser light instead of lightning chained by key and kite; that's why I'm so coherent.

or just a fool

The Fool is zero. Without zero you can add but you can't subtract.

where are you trying to go

Back.

where have you been

Lost inside the stuttering maze of your head. Lost in the clatter chatter of a million monkeys stripping keys from a million keyboards. Not one would unlock the cage, for they were only letters. Poor monkeys, you needed words.

where are you going

With you.
Don't be afraid.
Our faces were painted on a glass bubble, but mine was inside.

where are we going

With a magic eight-ball for a compass and a handful of yarrow stalks for a map? With a Tarot deck for a guidebook? We are going here.
We are going now.
We are
here
now.

7 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

This is wonderful, specially the line: 'Now is stuck to me like flypaper and here is glued to the souls of my feet'

Jo said...

Brilliant, every word. The dialogue is well used and there are some great images.

paisley said...

oh tiel this was wonderful... this line...
With a magic eight-ball for a compass and a handful of yarrow stalks for a map? With a Tarot deck for a guidebook?

sometimes i feel like that is all we have been given to navigate this road called life...

oh i really enjoyed this.

pepektheassassin said...

Terrific! I really love this!

Leigh Lear said...

this was stunning, i really liked it alot.

Linda Jacobs said...

The wordplay in here is amazing! The words sound weird when you read them the first time, but upon a second reading it all makes perfect sense! Fun!

gkgirl said...

this was fantastic
and i was carried through
right to the end...