Saturday, January 3, 2015

Waiting For The Bus

Roots in the wind,
hands on the wire;
it's the birth of God.
I'm setting fire
to my station of the cross
and getting lost.

Been waiting on the bus all day.

West of where
I didn't go.
Now here, nowhere
can I stow-
away in your leather
lack of wreck/oning?

Damn bus ain't coming anyway.





55 words for Kerry at Real Toads

22 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes!! And you do find the good stuff!! Hope your new year is off to a great start, MZ!!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Such a powerful song to sing into the wind.

Björn Rudberg said...

Excellent.. love a song like that.. and what else should one do while waiting for the bus?

manicddaily said...

A bus feels like a hard vehicle to take to a new life, but many have taken them. Thanks, MZ. k.

Kay L. Davies said...

Damn bus. LOL
Word limits are never a problem for you, MZ. Way to go.
K

Susie Clevenger said...

You can tackle anything with a few words. Love it and the video!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love the "roots in the wind" and "west of where I didnt go"........Cool write, MZ!

Cara H said...

I love this! It has that feel that makes me love bands like ZZ Top. I think you really nailed it!
http://sphereofmusic.blogspot.com/2015/01/outfoxing-quixote-flash-55-extra.html

howanxious said...

Interesting. The mood and the tone are perfect.
:-)
-HA

Gemma Wiseman said...

Like breathless impatience and frustration set to music. And what beautiful discords.

Fireblossom said...

It never does, honey. It never does!

Wolfsrosebud said...

dramatic write

hedgewitch said...

I wouldn't feel bad--Jesus left Chicago, but even he never made it down to New Orleans. Wise(ass) and witty, with that Beat that goes down, in every sense of the word.

Kenn Merchant said...

Definitely a great way of using a bus station as a metaphor for deliverance. Nice work here.:)

grapeling said...

and that's why G-man would swing by on his Hog to get you ~

blueoran said...

Journey (er, ZZ Top) as the bus station of this cross. Suspended in the ever-delightful now. Oh yes.

Timoteo said...

Sometimes I feel like I've always been waiting for the bus. And too often get on the wrong one.

Susan said...

You're either on the bus or off the bus, they said, but some of us wait and wait for a bus that never arrives. Godot. Never a reckoining. Just a song remais.

Grandmother (Mary) said...

You and ZZ Top nail this.

Adrina Lima said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
Yvonne Osborne said...

Love the lines ending the first stanza. Powerful good.

my heart's love songs said...

this is brilliant, Kelli! that first verse sings of lyrics ~ maybe the beginning of a new song?