With thanks and apologies to the Beatles, Leonard Cohen, Emily Dickinson, Neil Young, Wallace Stevens, Bruce Springsteen, the Wailin’ Jennys, Randy Newman, Bob Dylan, God, Joni Mitchell, Bob Marley, Paul Simon, Tom Waits, Sam Baker, The Band, Bruce Cockburn, The Grateful Dead, Richie Havens, and all the musicians and poets who have sustained and nourished me to this day.
I read the news today. Oh boy.
They’re sealing the cracks in the ceiling. Now how’s the light going to get in?
A friend on the left says these days her husband stands guard at the door to their home, his life a loaded gun.
Another friend on the left says, if it comes to it, she’ll seek happiness in a warm gun.
Me? I am lying in a burned out basement, calling all angels, but the angels have lost their desire for us. [Read more…]