ever question why the constant saturation
of the sickening, sultry, sexuality
in alpha signals coming at you
from the broadcasting media ?
Oh never mind.
My Great Aunt Lily, she was the sole reason I rented the flat bottom boat
It was at her request and wish, to see again the stately southern mansions
facing toward the river in wait for life to return.
Great Aunt Lily is all the classical southern lady
She, I believe has never, nor would ever read a northern author
No, not Lily.
What time did I rent the boat ?
Near 6 I believe as I had never been there before and. …
Pardon me ?
Oh indeed she had all her life, indeed
However my Great Aunt Lily is quite elderly
and to tell you the truth lives in her own world
May I say here her opinions are not paramount to me
This would include her traveling advice
So the discovery of the bait and boat location
had been rather a chore as well as time consuming
No, I did not think it was too late to rent the boat.
Yes sir, that is correct
she did make it known she thought it too late to begin
Yes sir, a small verbal disagreement did take place, that too is true
And yes, I was frustrated and feeling rather vexed when we began.
However as we plied and glided though the waters
the Spanish moss clinging to the trees, the sounds of bird calls
the scents, the wonderful colors
the peace all brought me back to myself a bit
As I took one branch, then another
Aunt Lily kept advising me, that I was traveling in the wrong waterways
However, as I said to her, there is no wrong way Auntie, its all water
calm down and just kept to the oars
I had already realized she was right, as darkness
was now crashing down upon us and we were lost
Lost as to where we had come from and what she had come to see
As she had hoped to visit those manses of which she was familiar.
The bitterness of my own failure was overwhelming me.
It was just at that moment as I was ready to utilize my cell phone
to call someone who could bring us back I sighted the manse.
The spectacle of it was breathtaking, and I immediately began rowing toward it
I could see subdued light emitting from the windows
I then began perceiving people moving about on the grounds
my excitement was not the least dampened as Auntie requested
my not pulling in at it’s river edge
Needless to say, I ignored her request
Continued to the landing, stepped out and pulled the boat in firmly
Allowing Lily easy purchase
She absolutely refused to leave that awful little flat bottom
as well as claiming she had seen nothing, no manse, no lights, no people
and that I must immediately return to the boat and we must depart, post haste
That did rather surprise me yet I felt she was perhaps in a snit about my
having discovered this exemplary manse
So I announced to her, my intension of gaining some level of comfort
and perhaps a ride for us by road back to my car from the owners
Yes sir, I simply began walking toward the manse and left her in the boat
thinking she would soon follow
The evening was incredible, the manse as I stated previously had been stunning
Perhaps 3 maybe 5 minutes I walked the rise from the river
to gain full view of the manse
However this was not what I was saw, it simply did not exist
Immediately I reeled and ran toward the landing
Yes sir, I realize you find this all impossible to believe
I sir, feel the same
Yet sir, I swear upon my return to the boat she had vanished
I called out for her until my vocal cords were knots
frantically racing about in complete panic, and found no one
This is when I called the sheriffs department and you came
Her money, her money ?
Why yes, I am her only relative, thereby the inheritor
Sir, are you suggesting she is deceased ?
She has to be there
Your people simply must keep looking
meanwhile I shall pay a visit to her lifelong friend
and spiritualist, Miss Nettie
No sir, I have no intention whatsoever of leaving the state
nor anything other than finding Lily
Yes, certainly I expect to be hearing from you
I shall keep you advised as well
Do I have an excuse you could use ?
Sorry fella, none in my bag.
The mere thought of those ugly things
Grossly overused, abused, unclean, weak
Insipid, insincere and toxic
No, sorry guy
Excuses are just way too heavy
Of a burden for my baggage.
Well yes, I actually just returned from The God Shop
Took The Leap of Faith again
I was completely out of Repentance
Or as the voice there at The God Shop said, the prelude
You went ?
Great, I am so glad for you
And to take The Leap of Faith mat to enter
As well as the blinding light, the voice and the presence
I agree, quite undoing.
Yes, I also found the scent of Repentance as fresh
What did I purchase this time ?
The voice, the presence
Choose Penance from the Sacrament Line
I can’t really even describe it’s scent
Almost a seasoned smoke of life lived, blended with mosses.
I got a bad case of the d’s
sky rationing, that’s right. sky rationing
freaking global sky rationing
Or are you just never looking up ?
Or maybe you think
the jets were always flying in a grid pattern ?
Or maybe you think
you were born to a covered sky ?
any, any of those thoughts can only scream
You pard, are a card carrying member
of “The Cult of Stupid”
Right out of the horse’s mouth, Eddie right out
Pure gospel here Eddie
I actually witnessed a very valid question put to a D.E.Q. agent
to which he proudly proclaimed and I quote
“it is not the government’s job to protect you from your own ignorance”.
Man Fred, did you have to tell me now ?
the spooks are everywhere
Now we got to blow this joint
Yeah Eddie I know, I know
What of the INNOCENT ?
And everybody cared ?
Exactly when and where was that ?
You speak the hollow sounds
the infinite sweetness
the mockery, so disingenuous
stinking superficial super freak
I just bet you’re a member of the
new age “I’m a pepper you’re a pepper” church
Are you looking up ?
Do you notice the clouds ?
They aren’t !