Dogs 2010

SEAMLESS
(12/15/10)


the hard
core music
of the late 80s
and early 90s
still
makes me
smile

Prong
Kyuss
Slayer
Ministry
Faith No More
Alice In Chains
American Head Charge
Corrosion of Conformity

all bands
that take me
back to a time
when my rent
was paid
by the week
from money
collected through
washing dishes
and selling
blood

their songs
got me through
the most dire
days
of my life

even then
they made
me grin
maniacally

I was
admittedly
if not
clinically
insane

my challenges
quite different
today
the madness
is now muted
filed deeply away
in the corroded
cassette case
of my mind

always
awaiting
reamplification
to match the volume
of any given
insanity
tomorrow