next? whispers Ira and becomes invisible
no more, from unquenched fate
see you on the other side
Jewish Shaman walks away
the big flutes are silent,
extinct cactus remains still
bells are thunderstruck
holy man of the straw mats
benignly into the molecular earth
an endless battle with himself
distorted shadow in search of Ganesh Baba
Chelsea all the way to Kathmandu
steps up to the Temple Swayambhu
Mella traveler overran by sadhus
a dijiridou, jazz convulsions
potent magic mushrooms
carnal lovers evaporating
on the magic carpet to the Kasbah
in the sub-ground Ethiopian churches
the holy wind into the dessert
riding the sunset
musicians of joujouka
from Tangier to Crete
next boychick? What’s hip?
shrunk down to tiny crumbs
nightmares no more!
avalanche of absurd nothingness
v’yiskadash sh’may rabo
in Ira’s coffee, Shiva in Ira’s tea
in his wine, Yahweh in his tap water!
chillum for trans-hypnosis
king of Thunderbolt goes to sleep!
York poet/artist with 12 published poetry books illustrated
by his collages.