Saturday, June 7, 2008

Ted Joans, en route!

THE FULL PRICE TO PAY ( to get away )

turn the faucet of creation on
twist it too far to the left
makes miles of liquid monies
mesmerize the well known image
collect handshakes/congratulates/and bank connections
then flee from them to Mother Matta Grosso or Sister Sahara
let them of the past speak of your past
leave matters in the minds of myth makers
wave farewell/goodbyes/adieus forever
wink one wise gesture at your tribe and them alone
then hurriedly flee to Mother Matta Grosso or Sister Sahara
never to be touched/tormented/or toyed with again

by Ted Joans
from the book Afrodisia, 1970