Thursday, October 05, 2006

My Contribution to the October Challenge

Overload your senses by simultaneously exploring the synchronicities between The Wizard of Oz, Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, the smell and feel of a dollar bill, and a six pack of beer.

How to Overload your Senses

Grab a dollar bill. Or two.
There’s an alternate soundtrack
to the Wizard of Oz called
Dark side of the moon.
Mute the movie, start the music
when the lion begins the third roar.
Taste beer 1. Watch. Listen. Listen.

Breath. Dorothy falls into the pig pen,
watch her race towards an early grave
Taste beer 2.

Time. The witch rides her bike.
Listen. Alarm clocks ring.
Taste beer 3.

Money. Grab your dollar bill. Smell it.
Rub it between your fingers. Feel it.
Glinda, hovers on her bubble,
don't give me that do goody good bullshit.

Us and Them. Black and Blue.
Two witches, who knows which is which.
Taste beer 4.

Taste beer 5.
Taste beer 6.

Brain damage. Feel it.
The scarecrow, the lunatic
is on the grass.
Dorothy’s ear is on the Tin Man's chest.
Listen to his heart.


Lyle Daggett said...

Wow! Keros, this poem just blew me away. I love the nasty underside of the Dorothy and witch story you've pulled into the light. (With Pink Floyd as a soundtrack!)

The Doors or Patty Smith would go nicely with it too, I think.

Lyle Daggett said...

Sorry, a typo, I think I mean *Patti* Smith...

keros said...

Thanks Lyle, but...its got to be Pink Floyd.
Seriously. Try it. It will blow you away.

Regards, and follow the yellow brick road.


Pris said...

Oh yes, very good! I love the winding fascinating path the poem takes. One of your best!