Friday, October 30, 2009

Idiot's Attic

H.R. Giger

I’m running these numbers
For the pharmaceutical gods
For the children of the fog
And the depression dealers
With manic concessions
Oppressed between pages
And comedic impressions

I’m asking all these questions
Of my hair-shirt headstone
Of your left-hand life-line
Whose tooth-marks are these?
Pocking vampire moon sorrows
With Frankenstein craters
And werewolf tomorrows

I’m sweeping this pathway
For the time-traveller’s hushpuppies
For the pink-gummed piranhas
and ragged-tooth hippies
Arriving in warm ignorance
At the academy of lies

And the carnivores advance
In the shade of Mount Venus
Where they prey on the meek
Where they drown in the fountain
Of love’s fevered reprieve
Or entwine in the stitches
Of a heart-encrusted sleeve

I’m taking these steps
For the counting of paces
For the wolf at the door
Through streets yellow leaf-littered
Where un-drowned litters of orange cats stray
Mew at the gates of plastic institutions
Where the manufacturers of truth hold sway

I’m pulling out a chair
At the breakfast of horrors
At the pages of lies where the ink never dries
But I gag on the meal
Force-fed without ethics
Paranoid fantasies
Dead minds for the hack
Morning doorways cluttered
Outlined and arrayed a 100 shades of black


Justin Russell said...

That made my day. Superb. Really. Excellent. I can't f**king say enough. I'll shut up now.

James Higham said...

BSS - gosh, that takes me back.

Jimmy Bastard said...

I like your thinking on this one Pisces, in fact, I'd like to feature it in my 'Post of the Week' over at my place for next week. If you are okay with it being reprinted and linked back to yourself, drop me a confirming email please.

Anonymous said...

That about sums it up...


Pisces Iscariot said...

Justine: glad to have made your day :D keep talking

James: I've been trying to figure out what BSS means...
Block Started by Symbol?
I assume you are referring to the graphic which was a ELP album cover?

Jimmy:I would be very happy for you to reprint this over at your place :)

TD: Glad you enjoyed :}

Harlequin said...

timely and appropriate commentary;a sense of the harbinger about it...sadly, the pharmaceutical gods may also be the manufacturers of truth...sigh.

the walking man said...

The true monsters & masters revealed.

Pisces Iscariot said...

Harlequin: I am referring in part to the unneccesary chemical enslavement of so many children who are deemed to have 'behavioral problems'

Walking Man: the monsters live and parade themselves as moral men.

Jimmy Bastard said...

Actually... I was wrong. Exchange the word 'Week' for 'Month'.

My error.. my apologies.

James Higham said...

Brain Salad Surgery.

Pisces Iscariot said...

Jimmy: enough already :)

James: doh! of course... I knew that Doh!

Harlequin said...

Pisces -- I am with you on a protest of the highest and deepest magnitude on that one... so many of the kids I work with are fighting that battle every day.

Confessions of a Temporal Lobe said...

Such a bold opening.

"I'm running these numbers"

Four words you'll never see on the nightly news though they rightfull and frightfully belong there in bold print running like a scurry mouse across the bottom of the screen.

Cheers to telling it the way it is!

Pisces Iscariot said...

CoaTL: Dunno if I'm telling it the way it is, only the way I see it :]