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Voodoo Doctor Voyager

May 5, 2010

Sorry for the belated posting today. It was a lazy morning. This is a pantoum I’ve written about reclaiming a connection with nature and getting away from urban sprawl. It’s become even more true since I’ve written it nearly a year ago. Enjoy.
Voodoo Doctor Voyager

Salvation on the margins.
Uniformed in creature skin,
excising demon obligation
for the spirit of relaxation.
Uniformed in creature skin.
Voyage sailing toward seclusion
for the spirit of relaxation.

On stable raft of contention,
voyage sailing toward seclusion.
Forfeiting all of my possessions
on stable raft of contention,
damn them in funeral procession.

Forfeiting all of my possessions.
Uncle Sam tied as my anchor,
damn him in funeral procession
Drowned and dragging underwater,
Uncle Sam tied as my anchor.
Let him swallow another liter,
drowned and dragging underwater
for every starving depressed writer.
Let him swallow another liter.

When I land at Port Pariah
for every starving depressed writer,
lone bubble pipe dream of Nirvana.
When I land at Port Pariah
I will shout a hallelujah
to lone bubble pipe dream of Nirvana
and believe myself messiah.

I will shout a hallelujah,
punch drunk with make believe soldiers,
and believe myself messiah.
Too tired to remain fighters.
punch drunk with make believe soldiers.
Tonight I’ll make a fire
too tired to remain a fighter
with every dirty dog leash dollar.

Tonight I’ll make a fire
excising demon obligation
of every dirty dog leash dollar.
Salvation on the margins.

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  1. May 5, 2010 7:47 pm

    alex i loved your poem! if you want to see lots of nature come to cv anytime we have deer turkeys birds of all sizes small critters big critters your grandfather feeds them everyday so we are surrounded!

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