Art Music Poetry #26

Opus 1552, 2006, Chapel Hill

Opus 1552, 2006, Chapel Hill

The art in Art Music Poetry #19, to #50 represents the debut show at Golden Belt

in Durham NC.  That will be June 19, 2015.  Email for more information.

dougstuber@gmail.com.

I had the great and amazing luck of getting to know Toy Caldwell (lead guitar with a thumb!) as the Nail Drivers and later Nice Day for Somethin’ had been called to open for him when he played the Iroquois in Roanoke VA, Circa 1987-1990, thanks for the memories boys!

Lavender Tear

See if this rings a bell:
The exact feeling you have to express
Before your father dies is the one thing
The two of you never approach, so you
Go about your latest woes, or his
Beating cancer, but you can’t ever say
How amazing it is that he put up with
So much for so long without raising
A peep.

Or how about this one:
Ten or twelve years into a better-than-
Average love affair you finally decide
Things couldn’t be better, just in time to
Find out you don’t have the balls to
Complete the function by raising some
Children. You lose her over this, and
Waste months, not sure anyone else
Will listen.

You’re not sure they’ll listen to the loud
Colors smacking onto canvas, or to
Bass rumblings, or some dashed-off line.

But this is a dream, and your day’s night
Blends, due to insomnia. Einstein and
Zevon never slept. Broken hearts mend.

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