Dogs 2007

SHIFTING SOUNDTRACKS
(2/25/07)


yesterday
was ominous
dark storm clouds
and a smattering of rain
with a wicked wind
ripping through
the sky

yesterday
was Black Sabbath
We Sold Our Souls
for Rock and Roll
slice after slice
from those first four
bad ass
LPs

those
heavy muthas
were most in sync
with that other
Mother

today
the sun
was shining Spring
but the north breeze
was still whispering
a lingering Winter
the weather
all over the road
sliding in transition
from one season
to the next

today was
Faith No More
from the punk
rock rap of
We Care A Lot
to the almost
jazz rock blues of
King For A Day
Fool For A Lifetime
heavy metal riffs
weaved throughout
that torrid
tapestry

I could hear
the heat
the cold
the wind
the calm
all with the potential
of lightening
and thunder
at any time

tomorrow
is Monday
and I shall either
mourn or rebel
all the while grateful
that there will be music
in my collection
to match
or enhance
any mood

every day
every hour
speaks to me
in sound
and lyric

and
my calendar
my clock
hang
from nails
of maximum
volume