sewn_to_all (sewn_to_all) wrote in subterraneans,
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subterraneans

GREAT GONZO IN THE SKY

Going up to the great Gonzo in the blue
Balanced on the frail border with a view
Of straight jacket and brilliant aptitude;

Man-made ‘n’ roughly worded
Were your critics and adorers.
This ship sails once even if you’re not boarded
The curtain cord is pulled and ripped in two

Smile,
You were a star
In a tragic after-school special
While
Men drive leased cars
To and from work, nine to five pestles

The problem with pedestals is
They are never out of range of earthly arrows flaming
And if your God is unhinged
You’ll be trodden on death’s day, when his pillar caves in

Going up to the big basement in the blue
Balanced on the frail border with a view
Of straight jacket and brilliant aptitude;

Pain aborted; daemons foiled
Chemical kid with angel’s voice
Your vampire’s vanity plates read: pain trumps vice
Deserted ship with knife, under cracked pearl moon

Smile,
You were a star
In a tragic after-school special
While
Men drive leased cars
To and from work, nine to five pestles

Some saw you as certifiable
Others a golden genius lad
Well, maybe they’re right
But who was there for the man?

And we all schlep till death
In the breath blowing like the sand
In bad weather
You showed us a man’s just a man
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