Originally written and posted ~ 19, June 2013 – Re-posted  ~ 16th. January, 2020 as part of an Edenbray Retrospective 

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Monster broke from the track

Carly’s man not coming back

The grey line of the sky meets 

The narrow smear of pale blood

The blushing rush of winged life

Upon the virtue of blue hills and

Radiant mornings and the like

But abandon me with disgrace

For now, for ever the heart weary

Folded within itself, a golden sparrow

It plays on margins with bright hope

Fleck n’flutter and arrows long and true

I not so certain walking on eggshells

Out of control in Texas and nervous where?

Wanting more and then wanting less

The simple girl in a pale blue dress

More than ever dreamed or schemed

Its late and dark and wet and cold

Imagination’s red and bold, Marie,

A gold-star coach, a pocket of notes 

Sometimes we step off a plane

Wander down streets we never seen

Floating over reality’s silver sheen

In Texas, Arizona, Bakersfield, Carp

Those places we never even been

And the orange sun shouting! 

Just wanted to run – be someone else

Run – be somewhere else than hell



#Authors Note ~ Up to this point my Retrospective has run almost straight through chronologically but with this little gem I have decided to break rank and introduce OUT OF CONTROL IN TEXAS – THE GREAT AND NERVOUS DREAM FULFILLED, a piece which I wrote a year or more after SHE SHONE SILVER LIKE A STAR. I chose to do this mainly because I love where its at, whereas the previous entry I was kind of uncertain over.

This piece marks a return to my interest in Jazz Poetry. It drags you in and suggests something is going on that’s not quite right. If it were a full-red out of a bottle I would say ~ Dark and mysterious but playful – hope you enjoy it!   –  edenbraytoday

#PROG-PROSE ~ Progressive Poetry – part of an #Edenbray retrospective – Re-posted today for a new generation!

About edenbray

I am a writer ... a beat poet who began writing poetry way back in 1966 ... 'edenbray is born ugly, wet, covered in blood, mucous & bodily functions, the effluence of my short life' ... I recently published my 1st solo Anthology - the best of 60 years writing - previously I ran my own Art Supplies Store for 40 yrs before I became a full-time writer I am a Blogger who has posted 1,000 poems - available in 24 themed booklets ... please ask for details + leave a 'like' or a comment for my encouragement, thank you so much for listening - I truly value your opinion on my work ~ in fact I literally survive on your creative input ~ edenbray
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