shoot, man, I know a lot of famous people

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I grew up with Al Pacino !
in a western village in southern Florida,
right off the panhandle border with Georgia,

and me and Buddy Baker are always getting
our hair cut together. Buddy’s insisting to the
barber to always use my style as a template for his own hair.

That’s about it really.    … (?) …     actually:

in El Paso, Tx back in 1964, Robin Williams and I
befriended one another for that one summer. He was already
funny.

and Dick Wolf, producer of Law and Order, worked on
a screenplay with me in Mrs. Phillips’ 3rd grade
social studies class. To be honest, if you wanna know,
he didn’t really have the touch yet, but he had a
good work ethic;

Leonard Nemoy came over to my house a couple
of times,

Sandra Bullock – this is pretty kool – and her date
and I and my date doubled for our high school prom.
Her boyfriend was not very polite to her. So after the
dance me and Sandra did it in my truck, and uploaded
the pictures to wikipedia. Search for ‘Sandra Bullock prom’.

I can’t think of anymore.




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if the falling birds

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it’s not tough when you
see the birds falling
from the blades: just try
hard to recall your provisions:
    in your package was two
    rations of MREs and a
    mission to solve unexpected
    challenges
and so you have it: your
mandate that can guide you
and your professional network
to peace: just solve the problems
as you encounter them. don’t bury
your guide because of political
affiliations, for you cannot boast that
you are an engineer if you are
really a worker guilded in agendas




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megatropolis

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megatropolis crump down hard upon
the garden, and smearing
blood and guts along the ally streets and
the main roads freshly warmed from
the millions of city busy good driving back and forth all
day long

the megatropolis is fracturing the building
using it’s left and wreaking havoc on
the buildings it stomps
breaking
glasses and chairs and doors and
buildings in general, and whipping it’s
tail undercutting the steel skyscrapers elec-
trically lit so nicely at night, metal shards everywhere, bright
orange lava flowing too, and girls
in bikinis dancing with hoola hoops




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not my barn, leave me alone

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it’s been a while
since the old days got dogged by death
 guitar strings flappin the car door
leavin scratches at a 120 miles ph

“fast,” you yelled, “round the curve!”
girls hair kickin their clasps, ponytails spraying
 doom doom doom doom doom
it’s been a while since we rubbered the wheels unto the curb
hitting barns and chickens in the field




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other days occur

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in the green pasture below the
wet clouds stands the small bugs
catching the gray drops while
the dirty news captures violent
crimes, images they capture with
their new equipment

but it’s not always rainy in the
green pasture. other days occur
sun-soaked for the prosperity of wild
flowers




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megatropolis

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megatropolis crump down hard upon
the garden, and smearing
blood and guts along the ally streets and
the main roads freshly warmed from
the millions of city busy good driving back and forth all
day long

the megatropolis is fracturing the building
using it’s left and wreaking havoc on
the buildings it stomps
breaking
glasses and chairs and doors and
buildings in general, and whipping it’s
tail undercutting the steel skyscrapers elec-
trically lit so nicely at night, metal shards everywhere, bright
orange lava flowing too, and girls
in bikinis dancing with hoola hoops




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fun diddy , planes , and song

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the lack of oxygen caused
everyone to feel remorseful
on the descending plane
everyone is saying “I’m
sorry for this” that or whatnot

the air got thicker before
they crashed and they all became
regretful, several were regretful
that they had been subjected to a remorse
ful stage at all

the owner of the cabin braced
for the sound of the crash
He drinks whiskey when he watches
the monitors trace the arcs of the sky
but today he was actually at the
airport on the runway observation deck drinking

the plane was saved and everyone
felt enthusiastic and guarded
Even the extroverts stayed quiet
at the expression-level of smile,
hugging people at the baggage claim




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