Poet Laureate of the Cinema della Testa

My favorite writer is Tom Waits.  Why?  Because of lines like these:

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The ocean doesn’t want me today/
But I’ll be back tomorrow to play

And the strANGELs will take me/
Down deep in their brine

The mischievous brAiNGELs/
Down into the endless blue wine

I’ll open my head and let out/
All of my time

I’d love to go drowning/
And to stay and to stay/
But the ocean doesn’t want me today

I’ll go in up to here/
It can’t possibly hurt/
All they will find is my beer/
And my shirt

A rip tide is raging/
And the life guard is away/

But the ocean doesn’t want me today

The ocean doesn’t want me today

SHOW ME MORE ILLUSTRATIVE WRITING THAN THAT.

Do your mind’s eye — and your heart — a favor: listen to Tom Waits.

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~ by nearhelsinki on June 29, 2009.

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