Saturday, May 21, 2005

tom waits=my kind of poetry

Emotional Weather Report


late night and early morning low clouds
with a chance of fog
chance of showers into the afternoon
with variable high cloudiness and gusty winds, gusty winds
at times around the corner of Sunset and Alvorado
things are tough all over
when the thunder storms start increasing over the southeast
and south central portions of my apartment, I get upset
and a line of thunderstorms was
developing in the early morning
ahead of a slow moving cold front
cold blooded with tornado watches issued shortly
before noon Sunday, for the areas including the western region
of my mental health and the northern portions of my
ability to deal rationally with my disconcerted precarious
emotional situation. it's cold out there,
colder than a ticket takers smile at the Ivar Theatre
on a Saturday night
flash flood watches covered the southern portion of my disposition
there was no severe weather well into the afternoon,
except for a lone gust of wind in the bedroom
in a high pressure zone, covering the eastern portion
of a small suburban community with a 103
and millibar high pressure zone
and a weak pressure ridge extending from my eyes
down to my cheeks cause since you left me baby
and put the vice grips on my mental health, well
the extended outlook for an indefinite period of time
until you come back to me baby is:
high tonight, low tomorrow,
and precipitation is expected

2 comments:

da mountain said...

I only wish he would tour more...

sonja said...

i've seen him a few times,
most recently when he played the beacon theater
after mule variations came out

what's he building in there??