A Dusty Mattress

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a dusty mattress on the floor here
away from Garretson wind-shear
folded up and getting splinters,
my whole body’s reagent

a black pixie, little does she know
she flies all of us real low
shoulder fixtures on her arms
that spout flirting pheremones

she is fey, awake, and coyly charming
one proud band is disarming
they recast military love
into ways the maudlin feel

you wring your clothes and clasp your arms
i loop low teeth charms
purple bodies go black and blue - a people’s prayer goes up in chains

a tacky resin’s formed stateside
four dudes do fast railslide
they’re acrobatic, in check
their whole face is wet

my wicked backkick’s hittin’ the charts -
i developed it with black arts
i studied under rogues
to learn second-nature moves

blue figures elementary form
a spider-man, mistaken too, his webby hands are on your face
strapped on to your spider-head

a cat prowls the local zoo
looking out for fatal noise
hold up your feet
bike to Ocean Avenue

a whole galaxy’s ‘bout to strike -
bring stars in millions on your head
the great surrounding cast of men has cracked into a science mold


from Milky Mile Two, released October 22, 2013
Jonas Oesterle - drums


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From a Fountain is the name for all varieties of music by Douglas Kirby, from West Marin County, CA.

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