THE TRUTH …. IS THE BIRD THE WORD?


19 may 2011 > 10 Wheel of Fortune > what goes up, comes down.
What is the truth of you as you stand in the center of yourself?

5:15 a.m. and my eyes shoot open. WAT? Birds all a tweet, chirping the birdie wordy. A pillow over the head could have been my answer to drowning out the din of their song. Coulda, shoulda, Didn’t.

6:00 a.m. and here I am, tappin the keys, layin’ the words out for the day.
Wondering what to say. The free fall, the call to some poetic jibber still has not left the harbor of my brain for the sail. Floating on the vast surface, waiting to take the dive. more coffee. slurp.

6:19 a.m. tippiddy tap, this ain’t jack, crap. and the birdies go tweet tweet to the beat of day rising, all busy giving their song to the wind.
Dang… am I gonna have to take the birdies to heart and make them the
jibber jabber? The tweet cheep. Maybe the bird is the word and all along I was thinkin’ “What if the Hokey Pokey is what it’s all about”
Maybe, they are both what it’s all about. Are ya’ll still with me here?

6:27 a.m. pause… consider… the mind needs a shiver of the ‘all about’
Where is Alfie when you need him? OK OK… now you know what it’s like to be a poet that drops a poem a day on a page. You’re getting the pre-ramble that gets the words working, the mental gymnastic that pumps between my ears.

6:31 a.m. HUH? What? No way Jose. Anything but that. I could grab on to an object in this room, the sleeping dog farting, the quiet of the morning air, those damn birds chirpin, a haiku, a lot of poo. Poems are in everything,
It’s just a story. Everything has a story. I mean Everything.

6:39 a.m.

Stories Stories everywhere
what to write
what to share
Make it up
Make it right
Make it anyway you like

It’s all really in your mind
busy making stories fine
doesn’t matter if they’re true
cause you make them true to you.

Stories Stories everywhere
What to write
What to share
Make it up
Make it right
Make it anything you like.

Just remember stories lie
Your truth comes in many dyes
Color them the way you want
Mine is better with this font

Stories Stories everywhere
What to write
What to share
Make it up
Make it right
Make it anything you like.

See that story over there?
Make it anyway you dare
Guaranteed to your perception
Likely wrong with one exception

You tell the story that is you
The only truth you can imbue
The truth that is yours to know
I kid you not, it’s truly so.

You can’t know my story
unless I tell it to you.

7:05a.m.

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