Trout Mask Replica, posted

Trout Mask Rep2
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Old Fart at Play
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Pappy with the Khaki sweatband
Bowed goat potbellied barnyard that only he noticed
The old fart was smart
The old gold cloth madonna
Dancin’ t’ the fiddle ‘n saw
He ran down behind the knoll
‘n slipped on his wooden fishhead
The mouth worked ‘n snapped all the bees
Back t’ the bungalow

Momma was flatten’n lard
With her red enamel rollin’ pin
When the fishhead broke the window
Rubber eye erect ‘n precisely detailed
Airholes from which breath should come
Is now closely fit
With the chatter of the old fart inside

An assortment of observations took place
Momma licked ‘er lips like uh cat
Pecked the ground like uh rooster
Pivoted like uh duck
Her stockings down caught dust ‘n doughballs
She cracked ‘er mouth glaze caught one eyelash
Rubbed ‘er hands on ‘er gorgeous gingham
Her hand grasped sticky metal intricate latchwork
Open t’ the room uh smell cold mixed with bologna
Rubber bands crumpled wax paper bonnets
Fat goose legs ‘n special jellies
Ignited by the warmth of the room
The old fart smelled this thru his important breather holes
Cleverly he dialed from within from the outside we observed
That the nose of the wooden mask
Where the holes had just been uh moment ago
Was now smooth amazingly blended camouflaged in
With the very intricate rainbow trout replica

The old fart inside was now breathin’ freely
From his perfume bottle atomizer air bulb invention

His excited eyes from within the dark interior glazed;
watered in appreciation of his thoughtful preparation.
( Maan, that’s so heavy )

Frank Zappa & Don Van Vliet ( Captain Beefheart )

Work 185

Campervan morn
Campervan Morn’
Still Life with plastic plate, soap and torch.
c. 2006 Michael St.Mark

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Drinking coffee from a crimped-up can,
Me and my girl named Bimbo
Slimbo
– Spam.

Don Van Vliet,
From the classic double LP
“Trout Mask Replica”, 1970

WORK 183

Universe
Distant Galaxies/The Smallest is Also the Largest And The Circle Of the Universe is Complete.
c. 2005 Michael St.Mark

Mindfulness

You could fit
One million earths
Inside our sun
Which is merely
An average-sized star.

And there are more stars in the whole sky
Than there are grains of sand
On all the beaches
Of the world.

MSM

One-off signed print with handwritten prose.
30″ X 18″ 900kb file size