Sunday, February 15, 2009

Rubicon Shores


Untiltled ~ Jake Baddeley

In dustbowl toil the grey wind blows
Across the inner plain
And mirage lake in heat haze glows
To mock the lack of rain

Through ribcage beams these ancient chords
Hum their tune for none
For jaws won’t serve these wasted words
From a tin-ear lexicon

And phantom clouds translate the sky
From bone to blown asunder
Plasma curlicues sketch to defy
The eye its sense of wonder

Now you can’t stop your flight prosaic
On pedestrian wings hard-earned
Circling yet the pixel ruins, the Icarus mosaic
You find your thoughts have turned

To coloured flags you cannot follow
Armies on the march
Hats and hearts of hateful hollow
And uniforms of starch

To knots that cannot be untied
And fingers in the till
To hearts that won’t be unified
Rocks that roll the hill

And yet…

This sacrificial plan will not allow your pain
Access to the inner door
Where ancient creatures stare in mirror vain
Fossils on the killing floor

8 comments:

subtorp77 said...

This is deep but not too deep. I'm not one for analysing. But I know what I enjoy, as far as reading goes. This is it. And as far as the untitled painting: How 'bout "Modelling for DaVinci"? That looks to be one of his contraptions( tho' that's surely not Icarus ).

Mariah said...

The second stanza is my absolute favorite. :)

Yodood said...

And phantom clouds translate the sky
From bone to blown asunder


You've been sitting in my garden shed sharing my bowl of ganjava! I swear those words have drifted through my mind as I watch the condensational sensations palpate the seamless blue.

Candie Bracci said...

wow again.

Pisces Iscariot said...

Sub: funny, I had assumed that it was Icarus (love your Zappa "Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch" avatar btw)
Mariah: I guess it's the musical references ;}
Dood: I'm loving the sound of your shed
Candie: thanks again :)

subtorp77 said...

Thanks Pisces. Your S.D. avatar is better. I saw the Zappa items via Plastic People. I need to go back there. I had to replace my SATLTSADW cassette with a CD :(. It's just not the same.

littlebitofsonshine said...

Moving in such ways words can not express as allways you touch souls.

James Higham said...

Ribcage beams. Hmmm.