This is a poem i read in the Town Hall at Festival Number 6 on Saturday. A lot of people have asked me for the text for it – Here it is.
I began writing it on the beautiful Greek Island of Kos in early september 2002 and finished it on September 11th.
It will take around 5 minutes to read – can people concentrate for that long any more? Test yourself.
My American Life
They say that moments before you die your whole life flashes before your eyes.
It doesn’t, it’s just those thing half-remembered and those things half-forgot.
It seems like the whole world is swollen from the heat
And the souls of my shoes are beginning to bubble and burst
Bubble and burst
The electric fans still flicker purr and pirouette noisily
And one by one monitor screens spark
Then go black
Spark – then go black
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