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Chiseling Epitaph

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What if I’m not awake
and I rise,
assume an ascending
tone, float readily
airily up?  I’m sure
at the ceiling I’d
bob just a bit before
finding the way through
to open sky past clouds,
azure tints cotton white,
cold pockets give way
to hot rays of sun,
where I’d look down
over forked rivers to find
me.  Say, what a fine life
it’s been!

© Chagall 2014

Twice Told By An Idiot

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The roar is great
at the top of the falls
and there is no end
to the drop so sound
doesn’t carry
up

I remember nothing
of the fury before
the flood here after
the mad dash

Even though to know
it signifies nothing
really

doesn’t stop my flame
from the puff

© Chagall 2014

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Rough draft of lyrics posted earlier this month – hope you enjoy them set to music
Just this side of spoken word! Headphones recommended
Original by Carlos Chagall
Vocals – Sebastien Greco
Guitars – Chagall
Percussion – Papo Cuadrado
Bass – DD Rivera

 

Used to be so lovely
now they say I’m only
lucky just to be alive

Daybreak on the water
lighting up the harbor
drowning’s just a state of mind

Episodes happen, everybody has some
get them while you’re staring
up the frown

Pleasure is a feeling
cracks along your ceiling
hoped once that I’d fall
on through and down

Pardon me a moment
need to find an exit
jotting down a parting
line or two

Episodes happen
everybody has them
even when you stand
atop the world

Used to be so lonely
now they say I’m lucky
Simply try to stay alive

Daybreak on the water
lighting up the harbor
drowning doesn’t take much time

It’s just a state
of mind

© Chagall 2014

Once More With Feeling

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I can step anytime
from this beam of light
expelled, exposed to the void

float largo
in star-dark tunnels

but how I would miss
allegro sky

illumined and floating
on air with you

© Chagall 2014

Falling Up

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She climbed the lilac
and fell not thinking
once that she’d be shattered
from scent in the heights
surrounded by petals
that swirled less than she
rode the updrafts
this young pollynose
ascension in moonlight
giggling all the way

© Chagall 2014

Maligned

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A new part of my body
that I’ve never seen before

I’m excited to see
what it’s destined to be

This new part
of my body

© Chagall 2014

Friendly Reminder

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The mind should gasp
not just gently yawn;
amazing sheer delight
of life

Goodnight dear
gentle people
the world over
is only just
beginning

© Chagall 2014

 

Affinity

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The brace of the long-stemmed flowers
this morning, though gentle winds
they are taxed beyond their delicate
reason for being, tendrils of early frost
splayed about petals and stamen, dreams
perhaps that warmer days might come again

© Chagall 2014

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I resent
her since
she pulled
me back
in time
before
I broke
the dome
through
to taste
the other

© Chagall 2014

The Ocean Gloam

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Castles down
by the sea
wash away

in fades bubbles
of once

a child laughed
for sun so strong

forever ebbing
in froth under foam
to sleep she counts

faintly discernible starfish

© Chagall 2014

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