Our House is on Fire

A musical response to this piece of art:
https://www.deviantart.com/hummbuzz/art/Our-House-is-on-Fire-827870854

Our house is on fire – And the baby’s on the roof –
No one would believe me – But baby, I got proof
The stars keep shinin’ – Don’t mean no thing to me
The sky has folded up and said he’s gonna leave,    

Our house is on fire – And the baby’s on the roof –
No one would believe me – But baby, I got proof
The four winds keep howlin’, tellin’ us the tale
Everyone’s deep pockets, everyone’s for sale

Our house is on fire – And the baby’s on the roof –
No one would believe me – But baby, I got proof
Takin’ what we need, and then a whole lot more
Mother earth’s done waitin’, She’ll be settlin’ that score

THE SONG:

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Afterlight

When the sun goes down
There is an afterlight
Within the context of the artist
It is something to be pursued

We chase
After light

Not be confused
With afterlight
A relatively young word
At 215 years

Unused for some time
It registers misspelled
In autocorrect
Wait….
Autocorrect registers misspelled
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oils on canvas 16″x20″ “Twilight”

Fruit From The Garden

It has come
To my attention
That these many days
On the trail

Marked by failure
Marred by poison
Skin erupted
In sore lesions

Are purpose
Filled

Daughter of my youth
To see your face today
Holding you close
For a vapor’s moment

Fills my eyes
Full
With oceans of joy

Their waves
Deliver gifts
And riches
Beyond Words

I say with confidence
Today
Our garden
Has yielded its fruit

16″x32″ water color, gouache, water soluble oils on plywood/gesso

Inside Out

Webs cross my face
Deep within lines
Already drawn
One for each year

Chill in the bones
A sleeping resurgence 
As vague
As hair growing

This slow melting
The longest yawn
Can be seen
Through the trees

Just there
Beyond reach
Untouchable
Unconsciously palpable

oils on canvas 12″x12″

trees are the last to give in….in the forest, we can watch it on the natural screen,
framed for our liking…a movie not to be missed, playing worldwide….one showing only