In The Moment

Vintage Words


Hardcore may have been what was exhibited, but

you had to read the inside lines because some hearts 

are indomitable and leak art as if in error the aorta

was cut open, permitting endless verses and whole

notes to fill the operating room.


If you wait a minute, you learn the safe way

that cool is a trait developed over many attentive

years of homage to those who once played a similar

role and knew how to hold the head just like this now,

to speak saying what had to be spoken, who knew

where and how to stand while speaking.


Never wish on anything resembling stars. Wish

on messages that fill the mind by way of the ear.

Acknowledge to the second that half time is not

the tempo when you run gauntlets between strings

or words or the right key creating newness

from oldness with no time to spare or loan or

leave unused.


To never have done would have been criminal.

Knowing how and not breaking out the abilities

is the same as letting them sleep in as if the sun

failed to rise and dreaming became the only art you

own. Bookcased by time, like a tome, you will have

eventually learned to lean and collect dust, if luck

ever finds you, since luck has not found you yet.


Sieze it, drum it on fresh fired tiles, just make

now the only time possible. Do it in brilliant colors,

sing it in the present tense, jot it down inside

a notebook to remind you later that now is now

and will not be now later.







Author's Notes/Comments: 

Inspired by schmuckjones - slc 

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Wonderful! Loved all! And I'm

Wonderful! Loved all! And I'm no schmuck!  ;) 

Don't let any one shake your dream stars from your eyes, lest your soul Come away with them! -SS    

"Well, it's life SIMS, but not as we know it" - ยก$&am

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Wonder Is Miraculous

I kinda had fun with this one - an old writing style, but felt good to go inside the ideas and exploit them insideout once more. xoxoxox & more xoxoxo's - slc