Infinite Souls

Picture yourself in a boat on a river...

with tangerine trees

Somebody calls you, you answer quite slowly

The girl with kaleidoscope eyes

I saw a rosy okapi upon the stream
I ate some okra-hominy in a sunbeam
I saw a silly zebra eating broccoli Cuba Libre
& an inky octopus inside the sea
in a little yellow bus came down to me
as I was sittin on the morning eating Corn
- from "I saw the Sunflower Monkeys of the Moon" by Allen Ginsberg


She sweeps with many-colored brooms,
And leaves the shreds behind;
Oh, housewife in the evening west,
Come back, and dust the pond!

You dropped a purple ravelling in,
You dropped an amber thread;
And now you've littered all the East
With duds of emerald!

And still she plies her spotted brooms,
And still the aprons fly,
Till brooms fade softly into stars -
And then I come away.
- Emily Dickinson

You never turned around to see the frowns on the jugglers and the clowns
When they all come down and did tricks for you
You never understood that it ain't no good
You shouldn't let other people get your kicks for you
You used to ride on the chrome horse with your diplomat
Who carried on his shoulder a Siamese cat
Ain't it hard when you discover that
He really wasn't where it's at
After he took from you everything he could steal.

Cellophane flowers of yellow and green, towering over your head

Look for the girl with the sun in her eyes

Now she's gone

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