Beagle in the City #279

Simon: Hey dad! Are you still at work?
Ethan: Nah I’m on my way home…
Simon: Oh. Well, you’re bringing home another bag of chips right?
Ethan: No. why? What did you do?

Simon: oh nothing nothing. Hey did you know we have eagles out here? I think his name is Brad, or Chad.

Ethan: What did you do?
Simon: You got yourself a beer right?

Shine

Hang my hat on a star in the heavens. Let the light shine back in your eyes, my friend, don’t let these days separate you from a peace of mind…

Cool like an autumn day, her light is soft as she walks by my side. I still remember the smile in her eye….

Don’t let go of what’s keeping you moving. Don’t let go of what’s got you singing.

And if these days are too long, come lay by my side and I’ll make it all right tonight .

Don’t let your dreams turn to rain

Remember, we all turn to rain in April…take what you need…we can talk all night…or we don’t say anything at all…

Don’t let the light leave that smile in your eyes…you still have a piece of my heart…

Don’t let go of what’s keeping you moving. Don’t let go of what’s got you singing.

Hang my hat on a star in the heavens. Let the light shine back in your eyes…it will all be all right…

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Endure

Times are the times

The resilience ….

Not everything can be changed

But it can be endured

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I hope you kick a hole in the sky

I hope you create your life

I hope you create your own light

I hope….

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I had a dream once

I was having dinner with the devil…

He smiled

And he looked at me

And said

“We’re just the same…you’re just too sad to see it…but I’m in you…”

“All of these people, you try to give meaning to…they’ll leave you…because I can give them immediate gratification…all you have is expectations. People are selfish. You’re selfish. In your vanities. In the fact that you believe you’re alone. And that you’re somehow, different.”

I remember seeing the shoes of a politician walk across the platform.

The devil smiled… and said the real show was about to begin.

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Your heart might be an empty street

One you don’t recognize

All the trees have died

All the houses are empty

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It’s your resilience

It’s your hope

Keep moving

Keep walking

Even when you see the devil inside

Just keep going

Endure

Exist

I know, what voices cross the waters at Midnight

They keep reminding you

Of old versions of you

They’re there in the corner

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My chest is flooded

My eyes are on fire

My throat is filled with coal

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Exist

Beyond what you were dreaming

All of your enemies already know ….

And these days

Are just a dry county

You’re waking up

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I know what voices cross the waters

I know you know

But just so….

Keep existing

Keep believing

Keep walking

Your light won’t go out

Your soul is on fire

These are your days

Mute the noise

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Hold on

You’re waking up

Put your money where your mouth is

Can you even write a tune

Do you know what it is that you feel?

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All the soldiers left the post

Ready or not

The new moon is out

The puppet is about to be real

Put your money where your mouth is

Do you know what it is that you bought

Do you do what they spell?

Do you even know what it is that you feel?

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Hold on

Mute the noise

Main Street is closed

You’re waking up

Don’t be scared

You’re real

Exist above the mainstream

Thank you

For being here

You’re real

Beagle in the City #278

Simon: Bad news dad. I’ve decided I’m not talking to you.
Ethan: Oh really?
Simon: Yah, your polls are dropping. It doesn’t look good.
Ethan: Dang, and I was going to make sandwiches too…
Simon: I mean, I still have to eat. But I’m still not talking to you. Until I get what I want.
Ethan: What do you want ?
Simon: Hold on…I have to ask Francis, I can’t remember.
Francis: Enjoy your SADwiches….We’re voting you out of here.
Ethan: That’s the last time I leave NPR on the radio for you guys…

Beagle in the City #277

Dear doggie journal

Spare tires are GREAT.

Dad says we probably ran off the road last night because of the Dinosaurs!

It was OK though. He grabbed me and kept me from falling out the open window.

Dad showed me how the wheel bent when we hit that persons driveway…

My dad is the greatest. I knew he had everything under control. So when someone stopped to say hello, I went and told them “we’ve got this.” Just like dad always says… he says “it’s ok, I’ve got this. Everything is under control.” Real calm like that. It makes me feel better and it must have made them feel better too. Because then they left.

After that, dad asked me to sit in the car and let him know if I saw any mountain lions or bears. He kept asking for a Tea Bar. But I didn’t see any tea in the car so I just waited.

Today, dad says, we are going to go get a REAL jack and a Tea…T Bar and Flash Light.

Beagle in the City #277 pt 2

We’re all dads here…

Simon: Roll the window down dad. Now, punch it!

Ethan: it’s dark and I can’t see great, so I’m probably not gonna do that. Also, this is the side of the mountain. Dang son!

(We get ran off the road. Hissing begins)

Ethan: (grabs Simon to keep him from falling out the window)

Simon: We’re all gonna die!

Ethan: it’s ok, I’ve got this.

Simon: was that dinosaurs!

Ethan: yes, yes it was, they probably tried to pick up the car.

Simon: Gee dad, the car is making a flub flub sound.

Ethan: That’s the sound of a flat tire.

Simon: I thought ties were already flat.

Ethan: Hey it’s not bad. I’ve got to make a phone call. See how this wheel is bent and the tire is flat.

Simon: Someone is stopping. I’ll go check.

Ethan: Hey I barely have reception. I’ve got to call some folks and see if I have my flash light and jack in the other car.

Simon: It’s ok dad. I told them you’ve got this so we’re OK.

Ethan: ….you did what?

Simon: ….

Ethan: You know what, we’re on the side of the mountain. How about you sit in the car and let me know if you see any bears or mountain lions.

Simon: Whoa…yeah…I can do that.

2020 #27

My eyes are filled with coal

My lungs, are violent,

The morning lightning lights my eyes

I can’t find the words

“Breath” and “breathe” are things I can’t write anymore

You sit and watch the world slip through time like sand washed away

Is it all over now?

Oh, let me follow you down

This numbness won’t last

Don’t tell me this too shall pass

Don’t tell me

Better days are ahead

They released too too much at once

Now we all are numb

Do you even feel the hunger?

Do you know what you crave?

Or do we pack ourselves with light

Taking from eachother

To fill this emptiness

You know we all are blown through

Shipwrecked

We find eachother

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The world is burning behind you, girl…

Keep your eyes on me

I’ll dance with you in the street

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What if these days don’t change?

What will you do?

Will we adapt?

Even the tightest grip slips

The biggest hearts break

Can you start all new?

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We lack subtlety…

Pack ourselves with light

We’ve all been blown through

We try

To make ourselves feel real

We try to make ourselves feel

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Impressions,love…

I stand there watching her

I drink from her cup

She smiles

Her brown eyes

Remind me of fall

“Experiences” she says

I kiss her forehead

I’ll take a lifelong impression over 100 experiences any day….I whisper

She holds her breath

I feel a little bit of light leave me

Maybe we can remake the world

Maybe we can love after all

Silent Film Actress Marie Doro, 1902.

2020 #26

She’ll love you, with eyes so bright. You will realise your hunger and your curse. As you walk through this world.

Today they are burning down the streets. The changing of the guards is still incomplete…

And I know, I know, it’s easy once you’ve been burned, to turn your face to the cold and blame your long time family curse, and I know it hurts….

But look around dear, how many of us, really feel anything, anymore around here?

I loved you like the first, I loved you with my best…

She’ll love you, she’ll pull you in…out in the open fields…

You can’t box her in…

She’s anger, she’s fists, she’s fire, she’s all woman…but she breaks so easily…she’s scared of the reality of being…

She changed her mind

And disappeared like smoke

All you can do is hope

She felt your heart next to hers

Now let her go

Turn your face to the sun

And don’t you turn cold