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Thirteen-eight° up on the wire
and bird fly by from wire to wire
and you are up there higher math
while I am down here high on crack
I mainline smack don’t need a dust-
mask need a hockey helmet bird fly by. 
 

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° 13,800 volts, a common voltage on the pole

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hi Tony

A poem playing with distances, destructive behaviours and serrated intensities of uneven relationships. Or perhaps I'm filtering my own baggage on this one😀 and the poem is more being grounded and flying high (without/with substance abuse). Either way love the thirteen eight opening note.

will ponder

Phil

 

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On 9/30/2020 at 1:34 PM, badger11 said:

hi Tony

A poem playing with distances, destructive behaviours and serrated intensities of uneven relationships. Or perhaps I'm filtering my own baggage on this one😀 and the poem is more being grounded and flying high (without/with substance abuse). Either way love the thirteen eight opening note.

will ponder

Phil

 

Thank you, Phil! And I would suggest it's a poem that focuses on contrasts between the "you" and the "I."

Tony

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JoelJosol

I like the contrast presented in parallelism, "up there higher math" and "down here high on crack". 

I also love the intended alliteration of h's and r's and the sound of "ah" across the line. 

I enjoyed the images associated with "smack" and "hockey helmet".

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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Thank you, Joel, for your kind reply.

On 10/4/2020 at 12:45 AM, JoelJosol said:

I enjoyed the images associated with "smack" and "hockey helmet".

Good one! I didn't catch that.

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On 10/4/2020 at 2:20 PM, dr_con said:

Lovely juxtapositions. A real treat, stumbled on hokey helmet, not sure why? 😉

 

Lovely Tony!

 

Thank you, Juris! It's not my magnum opus, but we'll let it ride on PMO!

Tony 😀

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Messing around with an alternate version. This one has punctuation.

 

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Thirteen-eight up on the pole
where birds fly by from wire to wire,
and you are up there, higher math,
while I am down here high on crack
(I mainline smack). Don’t need a dust-
mask, need a hockey helmet. Birds fly by.

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