Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Alison Dreaming Of Being A Rock And Roll Princess

An electric guitar high and falling,

rotating, above Chicago’s skyline.

Unlike the bone in “A Space Odyssey”

the electric guitar doesn’t edit

into a spaceship or Heywood Floyd’s pen.

The electric guitar rotates, falling,

and crashes through the roof of a building

and falls into a translucent glass hand,

a crystal hand of a crystal princess

standing in a room of jade and topaz

on a floor of sand on top of black wood.

The princess is made of glass, but she moves

and laughs and plays the electric guitar.

An electric guitar. A glass princess.

And the rock and roll she plays is so cool

when the children of her kingdom get sad

she rocks them into a world of laughter.


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