Monthly Archives: April 2022
follow the leader, follow the clue
the beast is coming after you
Edited for clarity: Hey, I should probably stop writing.
calling in to the station
we got a 4-1-1 on standby
there’s a knight in a gown
and a preacher hittin’ up the town
and the nuns are raising up their gowns
for a wordplay that’s gone astray
with no one needing to play
we work on this everyday
looking for a master, can we congregate?
dinner’s ready, so let’s masturbate
Edit for clarity: WHO IN THE AUDACITY COULD BE SONNETING THIS MADNESS. I am not joking, who ENDS a poem like this?
I think this one is a little self-explanatory…
The last line. “Dinner’s ready, so let’s masturbate” is…dinner here is definitely the hawk-and-the-predator kind of deal, and they just…is this Cabin in the Woods? Oh, that’s part of it, sure, but I just realized what it means – they’re so up their own asses they’re going to jerk off to their dinner plate.
I bet they wear suits, too.
careful before you look that you do not trip on the side of the skater whose ties may break the tide
careful before you see the changes that complained the reverand and his flock with no eyes
sorry that you lost yourself after the waiter lost her drink at the bar without batting a single double
hello to the surgeon whose guests have left the wedding and the cadaver is still on the table
careful before you lose yourself to the drifts and the sprites still buried down in the rubble
Edited for clarity: Okay, so the first sentence definitely means not to trip while choosing a side or you reveal yourself to be dishonest. I don’t know exactly what skater could be, but it could be a reference to a specific 90s culture (I feel 90s) that may have influenced some of the things I grew up with (I have vaaaggue recollection, but we all know if you’ve at least been born in the early 90s? Right? Hmmm…)
I think the whole thing is not to put your horses before the carriage, or something like that. Don’t get ahead of yourself. The changes complained because they had to happen – and the verse tells you why.
I think the single/double thing is alliteration. If that’s the right word to use…the waiter lost her drink wasn’t because she forgot it. It’s because she threw it up. I think this verse is confusing because I don’t really understand what it is that it’s saying…I don’t bar hop, I don’t do anything like this since I live in a hollow between two large mountains in the middle of nowhere…
Oh my god the surgeon line. There is just SO much going on. “whose guests have left the wedding” ~ “cadaver” okay the guests are the patients, and the wedding is the wedding of his instruments and the cadaver, and because “wedding” implies that there is someone there, the cadaver is never claimed – it’s a…um, yes.
I think the last line is maybe a reference to MMORPG’s? The drifts…like drifting in a car? Sprites, maybe like save points in the game? Buried in the rubble means that you’re not only going raw at this…it’s playing life on the hardest level possible. Like, who wants to take a nasty taxi home when I could just drive or walk home, occasionally throwing up on myself? Something like that…
your brain’s blown out
your lake’s on fire
and your ticket’s delayed
you said you’d save
you said you’d save
but you can’t save
if you don’t have jesus in the way
so far out from the truth
the Poseidon in view has left anew
torn my shirt at my sleeve
thinking I could stop the bleed
terrified of one last thing
I thought I could still see that train
Edit for clarity: The first line is a reference to leaving home, and the second line is a reference to being so far out that even the rivers (River Song in this instance) can’t do anything but leave the situation I was in a different person. I bled for this friend, and this friend was bleeding – once I was away, at home, the one thing on my mind – I thought I could still see the train that took me to her that day May 17, 2019. There was a train that appeared in my daydreams and nightmares when I was a little girl – I used to stare at the railroad tracks near where I live and swear there was some kind of ghost train there. A train would chase me in my nightmares. This train later turns out to be a reference to going to see a friend in Maryland that I am speaking of here.