10 August 2010

VERSE / Alyce Guynn : Minnie Redux

Image from Found Shit.

Minnie Redux
(after Cab Calloway’s 'Minnie the Moocher')

I never kicked the gong
yet I have longed
for an opiatic oblivion
to the world pressing down

I find it-- that escape--
in books, rented BBC series
the hat movies
and, at times, in meditation

There is too much to know
more to remember
and being in tune
can drive one mad

No, not for me a drug induced
sleep or smoky haze
to drift away

Yet, the tendency to flee
from the collective heave and toss
of trivia and mundane
sometimes over takes me

I inhale
ice cream

© Alyce Guynn

Posted August 10, 2010 / The Rag Blog

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