a non-alcoholic poetry5) Justin's Links from the Underground
carew lingered long and left
mariah fell asleep three hours ago
wakes up in time to catch this near comatose boy
in a calm fit of drama four tablespoons powder for each 8 oz. serving
no more than two weeks five hours sleepnights
body is chest belly aching
momentum I am awake at 6 am again
straight since 7am yesterday
much like the day before
because I'm teaching and I'm learning
it's not balance, but the divine plan
if I get sick, I could turn out like St. Francis
really I've been looking for vision
so often comes with severe sickness
pardon me "webshot '95:"
douglas m. mohney
considers mine 5th of ten dementedly creative pages:
Justin has sold out to the estab-
lishment, having been published in
Rolling Stone and become a Howard
Rheingold "discovery." However, his
material is still cutting edge.
I should have read the rest, as I did just now"our readers need a frame of reference
the guy has a chip on his shoulder for everyone
regardless, these days
I obsess a bit about integrity
how to be
famous loved respected consulted whole contributing humble unseen powerful accessable
I mulled over it the day long
especially after the philly inquirer
sent jay photographer
to take pictures of me at my desk
would you mind posing with an issue
of rolling stone or wired you've written for?"
I proffer my notebook instead.
it's not my web page they're profiling
but a local participant
in 24 hours in cyberspace
the day the net says "cheese."
there's truth in everything
but interpretation is king
howard is a mentor
rolling stone was an experience
who would deny me either?
he made a film Sankofa
bluntly slavery explorative
share the horror with compelled black characters
too guilt inducing for cineplex odius
the film didn't strike me as much as independent distribution.
if I think publishing is bad
he refers to "spectacle cinema"
passive inductive juggernaut.
mulling over corporate big name
he's a flea on elephants
do humble flea work
own your image
no entertainment tonight
no academy awards dinner
young people want to be a star
(I've got to admit my mothlikeness)
perhaps the best advice
from co-producing wife
don't be impatient.
after polemical politics
feiry anti-colonial carryon
he's agreeable approachable
explain my situation
"sell out" is childish. as long as it is your message
have your terms
he always demands final cut casting rewrites
some people ask him
who are you?
he sez, then why did you call me?
this pace is fine
but I'm starting to leave shit
I love making radio
I got my days confused
and I missed my application turnin
no more electric eclectic
first time in years here
I will not make multiple musics
and I brought five inches of records with me
somehow I hoped fate would intervene
people liked my show
they'd help me make it happen
rya urges me to lose a little ego
I figure to gain some faith
in mystic mysterious ways working
I hear the communications decency act passed congress today
raised by lawyers, clarence darrow inspired, I'd love to take the stand for decency.