On The Tip Of Your Nose

~

It’s pretty damn obvious to me

The favorite rest stop of the universe

Is right on the tip of your nose

~

~

Your particular nose

The one on yo’ face

I hope it’s no burden being informed of

This particular miracle & happenstance with which

We all must live ~ that the favorite rest stop

Of the entire universe

Is not on anybody else’s nose but yours

~

~

I’ll leave you alone

I won’t harp on it

I’m shore there are other matters

You must focus on besides

The tip of your own

beautiful

nose

~

Yours truly

Rawclyde

!

(Art by Lhianne & Genzoman)

Equality

by Elvis Bojangles

~

I apologize for

being too free

being too me

& too blind to see

~

You’re mighty kind

sharing your mind

with the limitations of me

& offering equality

~

I cherish your gifts

your brain your madness

your body your soul

your gladness & sadness

~

It’s really too much

to say you are pure

beauty & truth

prevailing unto eternity

~

But that’s what you

appear to be

to a wanna-be butler

fading away on social security

~

(Copyright Clyde Collins 2016 Text)

~

Hallelujah Trail

Years & miles

separate you & I

Something mysterious

brings us together

It seems to be real

Yet there’s nothing to touch

Like rocky ground

Or your shoulder

It’s what we believe-in

The window

Of our imagination

Thru which we met

It’s thru this window

That a cute poet philosopher

And an old horn-dog roustabout

Get to thump & bump

Because

We

Believe

Hallelujah

But a ticket to ride

Would be more fun

So meet me

In St. Louis!

~

Elvis Bojangles

~

A Heroine Beloved

 by Elvis Bojangles

Seeking philosophical meaning

In a lazy & purposeless life

I’ve gotten lassoed by

A wily spirit dame

So dark she’s cute

So cute I swear she can fly

So it wasn’t too hard for her

To carry me away

In a secret hideout deep underground

She transformation-ed me into her butler

Totally loyal & totally enslaved

Now I sing this song:

Gotta giddy-up

Gotta giddy-up

I gotta make things right

Gotta giddy-up giddy-up now

“Well damn”