I had just checked in to the Surfer’s Paradise Hawaiian Motel and was defrosting slowly with a block of black ice and a bottle of Wild Turkey when the news broke … the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll that Brylcreem Adonis had gone to meet eternity He could rhythm & blues the whole jail house block at the Heartbreak Hotel in his blue suade shoes Elvis “the Pelvis” Presley He could even gospel his way to the edge of reality Heaven’s pearly gates now blown straight to hell A pill overdose? Or perhaps a Cheeseburger Deluxe was the guilty party? Time will surely tell as the red neon of a No Vacancy sign flickers on at the Surfer’s Paradise Hawaiian Motel
sad to say they test you and your DNA goes on an index card your most primitive fears are then known and calibrated the Beast will come to town to bargain he will take everything and leave nothing behind
At the Honeymoon Hotel my helix was double crossed with a fix straight from hell, and then spliced with a piece of alien dental floss. At great cost to the boss I was given a choice to break free of that spell in the land of the lost, where a lamentable mutation is condemned to endless replication, generation after generation. Always regretting something it just can’t put a finger on, and dreaming of getting back to that Garden of Eden.
“When I despair, I remember that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it … always.”
Still breathing Living still From oceans deep an immortal spill The waters testing in the fullness of time What’s in your heart? Who’s on your mind? Having received the Love Memorandum from Planet Freedom Regarding that love that doesn’t change in the wildest of weather and through all that’s strange Of love forged in the fires of forever Love that gives meaning and substance to this existence A love that never fails like the latter rains of a summer harvest