Notes from the Overground: Thoughts On Touring 2010

           Notes from the Overground: Thoughts On Touring

Book, cd, performance, what!

I do not want to tour.

An effort that I could, if forced

But see through the illusions:

All-inclusive energies –

Pushing, meeting, signing,

Introducing, marketing;

Hidden bragging

Sell and spread.

Every night a hotel bed.


Everybody’s doing it.

Television’s full of it:

Reputation in a wink –

They think.

There is no quick.

Success invalid,

Success a pallid despot

With a jealous eye

Towards quick eternity:

We want to be remembered.

It’s genetic – since the days we were Neanderthals

(DNA 3-4%)

Confirmation from the grip, grope, group

That grabs you by the gargling throat.

It’s poetry

That’s fun.

©Notes From the Overground10.18.2010 The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II; Our Times, Our Culture; Vaguely About Music;  Arlene Corwin


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