Wednesday, April 23, 2008

The Last Tattoo, Singleton Hippie Art, 2008

The Last Tattoo
(c) Singleton 2008

Peace,
a tattered Kite,
wilted
mildewed,
lost in the wind,
dancing
free
and
going low...
dipping under
tree limbs
power lines
"Do not Enter"
signs
and laughing...
A sudden butterfly....

Peace,
a broken window,
panes shattered,
splintered,
laced in cobweb
art,
etch~a~sketched
by "come~hither~to"
widows in mourning,
mouth wide open for
the sunshine
streaming
pouring,
a long necked bottle of
golden beer....
suddenly intoxicated....
a gate to secret worlds....

Peace....
a tarnished penny
balanced
heads up
between
the couch cushions
six years old
and two relationships
later,
waiting....
a trinket
of hope
and superstition,
a sudden
meant~to~be....

Peace.....
the accidental finding
of
all you've
never ever looked for
but everything you've ever
dreamed of
in the damndest places
at the damndest times....
a mathematical fraction
so miniscule in the big picture,
it's all consuming
and overwhelming
and rocks your world....

Peace....
The last tattoo....

Wear it well, baby....

6 comments:

Maithri said...

I see you
standin on the wave
preachin...
teachin..
singin...
your peace songs
to the wild winds

You
Are
a gift
from the
Mystery

And
JSYK

I read last night
of a mathematician
who discovered
that if a butterfly
flaps its wings
in Brazil

She can create
a tornado
on the other side
of the world...

And I know you know...;)
have always known

Keep spreadin
your wings
and
whisperin
peace
dear friend

I look out
this
old Australian
window

and i swear
i can
SEE
the wind

you sent

My love to you, M

singleton said...

Maithri....
you are the butterfly
flappin' it's wings
in Brazil
creating a
tornado
on the other
side of
the world...
your words...
your songs...

Keep preachin' my friend....
the world is round....
May the circle be unbroken

Peace~love
in the
wind

The Butterfly Effect....

WILSONART said...

Found penny,heads up
reads:

Liberty
and
In God We Trust


A profound treasure.

singleton said...

Babs...
Clink! Real time!
And yes, girl,
a profound treasure.....
And,
today,
the lucky
clinkity tinkity clinked
to the bottom of the wishing pond,
landing face up,
smiling at me,
from a world away....
And I smiled...

In God we trust....

Maithri said...

I came to read again,
of the sudden butterfly

and etch the tattoo
onto my hand...

Peace...

Love to you my friend, M

singleton said...

The only tattoo you'll ever need...
the reminder....
Peace where we
make it,
find it,
believe in it....

Much love, my friend,

Wishing you butterflies
in an unexpected sky....