Where I’ve been

where?
here
where the words
were
and are
once in awhile
when they want to come out
and dance

god that’s pathetic
I hate when i talk
like that
like i’m some mystical conveyance
for shiny happy words
to traipse from
holding hands
singing corporate love songs
in perfect harmony
on the berm behind the Wal-Mart
that’s not the way
it is
that really ain’t the
real
real thing

Neil Young could sing this
this odd collection of words
how they would sway
rocking their little storied hearts out
and I’d twinkle
when he’d sing the word berm
but alas
they’d be buried
on a horrible album
because Neil Young albums
are either wonderful
or horrible
and i own all those truths

where was i?
oh yeah
the words
where are they?
what a stupid question
they’re in me
and they ain’t coming out
until i let ’em
writing is a voluntary action
it’s not like taking a crap
though
it sometimes produces crap
this too
shall pass

get this
while driving through
the great state of Connecticut
i saw a man
in the back of a police car
on the side of the car
were the words Liberty Village
and it made me wonder
in the way that Robert Plant
wonders
was the car on the way to
or leaving from
Liberty Village?

thinking back on that
i wondered
as Stevie
Wondered
was there a jail
in Liberty Village?
and are the bars made of irony?

hey you
you there
you’re still here?
god love ya, but
you deserve better
a more formidable
return on your investment
spend your time well
time is worth
something
even though it’s a thief
and a poet’s whore

this is not poetry
it’s just
a bunch a words
scattered here
and there
gliding along
free form
yet settling down
in the lines
telegraphing
where i’ve been

Rene ~ August 2012

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10 thoughts on “Where I’ve been

  1. are either wonderfulor horribleand i own all those truths…nice…writing is a voluntary actionnot like a crap….nicer…haha…actually i howled at that one….lol…write on. smiles.

  2. This is like the Up With People singers after they've been slipped something and been out all night. I expect it did them good!You're right about Neil. Rickie Lee Jones is that way, too.

  3. This is like the Up With People singers after they've been slipped something and been out all night. I expect it did them good!You're right about Neil. Rickie Lee Jones is that way, too.

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