BREAKING NEWS!
1 february 2018

i will spare you the details, but after a year of hopelessly suffering my quickly degenerating web host i have decided to discontinue our collaboration - and spread the word: freewebs sucks!

which means that with immediate effect captain beefheart electricity will be flashing on at the new address
beefheart.xyz
see you there, you're welcome...

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don van vliet SINGING INK
poetry and fine arts


 

ONE MAN SENTENCE

poem
from 140570 magazine ROLLING STONE #58 usa
reproduced 197? book THE LIVES AND TIMES OF CAPTAIN BEEFHEART 1st edition
reproduced 198? book THE LIVES AND TIMES OF CAPTAIN BEEFHEART 2nd edition

 
inside the tub-ette on the small duplex tile shadow of my hand made a movie wolf head the dangling cigarette made a long fire tipped tube resembling a smoking fang which curled from his mouth to my mouth then slowly into the peeled back tiny mouths of the flaky enamel ceiling above my shaggy head a test of endurance metered by what with things changing this fast i drown the soggy creature through his wet butt out of the bath tub-ette trembling as it was a small room with a very large open window he bounced and disappeared off the sill into morning aching and yawning like a neglected tooth that took root in both night and day.


don van vliet 1970

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note: this is one of four poems - from '69 or early 1970 - that were published along the essential read i'm not even here, i just stick around for my friends
it also was one of the poems gary lucas recited during the 1980-81 'doc at the radar station' live performances

tip! if you like you can click clack to the other poems right away:
hey garland i dig your tweed coat
sun dawn dance
the beep seal

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