A Distant Recollection

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Once upon a time

Loving Kindness

that lonesome daughter

of a sought after lover

from a far off constellation

waiting to happen …

Drifting so fine

in my distant recollection

Distracted by an attraction

to the stranger of danger

and the mother of crime

The soldier of misfortune

my brother lost

marching to another tune

on the dirty street corner

sprawling newspaper

used and discarded

“Can you spare a dime?”

scrawled on a sign

Loving Kindness …

once upon a time

Words & Image:

~ david redpath © 2018

I Just Don’t Care

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I just don’t care
who you follow
the stuff that you say
and what you think
that you know
I’ve tasted
the tranquility
of heaven
and I’ve driven
in the heavy traffic
from way down below
I’ve felt the whisper
on the wind
roar through
my very soul
Have those people
and things
that you’ve hungered for
taken their toll?
So, I don’t care
who you follow
Can they ever
make you whole?

No, I don’t care
where you’ve been
I don’t care
who you’ve seen
I just don’t care
who you follow
the stuff that you say
and what you think
that you know
I’ll love you anyway
and go against the flow

~ david redpath © 2018

Artwork: ‘Ten Years After’
~ by david b. redpath © 2018

A Rocky Horror Show

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‘Eve upon the sleeve … ‘
~ by david b. redpath © 2018

A Rocky Horror Show

That uncle weirdo
with the wild gomez eyes
of an escapee from Gitmo
he seems ill-suited
for lurching down
the red carpet
like the cousin itt of emo
Wearing that pugsley grin
and his “niece”
the lingerie model
all wafer thin
hanging off his tuxedo
A hideout for the Thing
somewhere below the elbow
That underhanded fiend
and four fingered gizmo
His girl wednesday to friday
Uncle Fester and Morticia
all now smiling for the cameras
like life size replicas
putting on a rocky horror show
Has this forever been
an Addams Family movie scene?
Produced & Directed
… by A. Quasimodo

~ david redpath © 2018

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‘…on the Eve of Destruction’
~ by david b. redpath © 2018

The High Road

The flat screen

a most unwholly edifice

to a download scene

of gratuitous violence

Remote and depressed

that button of silence

Disorder is depleting

the span of my attention

Always fleeting

Consciousness

breaking the surface

The high road taken

past a world of distraction

to the fields

of contemplation

With little Miss Daisy

driving me

all the way

to satisfaction

In gratitude

for creation’s magnitude

I find happiness

beyond imagination

~ david redpath © 2018

Please excuse my little miss
spelling. Holy accidental !

Artwork:
‘The Forest at Fountainbleau’
~ by Henri Matisse