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Re: Zuihitsu

Post by stilltrucking » October 17th, 2021, 2:26 pm

I go to sleep and it never rains
My dog predicts hurricanes
She can smell a storm a mile away
That's all the news we have today
The lonesome friends of science say
The world will end most any day

I got myhands full between doctors appointments
the bleasings of longevity and forlorne rags of old age
I have not rode my bike in months
I have not read a book in a year
I don't trust my balance
another beautiful October day and the only things that keep me hanging on are / white socks. hillbilly music. and studio eight.

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Re: Zuihitsu

Post by the mingo » October 17th, 2021, 5:33 pm

I have a bunch of appointments coming up at the VA - they have changed a lot of things and none of them are to my liking - procedures I have done before are different now and I don't understand why - just makes my situation harder for no reason that I understand - Plus if you have to go in for a procedure you have to go in first two day ahead of time to be tested for Covid - I ask them what the fuck for since they are the people that vaccinated me in the first place -

Makes me want to jump in line with the crazies who think the whole thing is a conspiracy or worse - anyway, a whole extra step in the process -

hell, I think no one has a handle on this thing at all - I'm tired of listening to people talk about it - so much info and all of it conflicting - I certainly am tired of all the fearmongering - enough.

Sorry to hear you ain't been out and about on your bike - I spent most of the summer on mine - bought another one in May, fat tires and such - I have many offroad trails up here on the Plateau and my first e-bike wasn't quite made for that - I named her Ruby, she's "big in the seam with a gangster lean" - Hell, I even cruise down the road on her -

Good to hear from you again -
Doll, you may have found a place of rest but I'm still on the trail.

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Re: Zuihitsu

Post by stilltrucking » October 17th, 2021, 11:25 pm

I have lost it again. I am pretending to be Travis McGee
The machine was abused. Softness at the waist. Tremor of the hands...A heaviness of muscle and bone, a tendency to sigh. Each time you wonder: Can you get it back again?
Bright Orange for the Shroud, 1965.
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Re: Zuihitsu

Post by the mingo » October 18th, 2021, 10:31 am

Blank spaces are asking to be filled. If not filled at least marked -
Doll, you may have found a place of rest but I'm still on the trail.

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Post by stilltrucking » October 20th, 2021, 5:42 pm

Thanks, I missed you for a couple months, glad to see you here again. I think I might be the missing one here. May through October my #1 drug Is # 2 diesel. I can piss straight for the D.O.T. The rest of the year I am not in my right mind. Zuihitsu induced by delta9 kind of day. Spaced after effects of
propofol and benzodiazepine.
I can see out of my left eye again..the world looks brighter more colorfull I can read a book, happy happy me all over except for that blank space where I used to have a penis.
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Re: Zuihitsu

Post by gypsyjoker » October 22nd, 2021, 9:12 pm

mingo wrote:
People erect dams to protect the legend of laughter - there has been no night yet so black that someone is not laughing somewhere - so we need those dams - they were and remain a good idea -
My morbid mordant peculiar sene of humor perhaps I should use more emoticons

October weather today was stunning
what a thrill to be outdoors and see with the bionic lens in my left eye
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Post by the mingo » October 23rd, 2021, 6:30 am

Bionic? Well, seeing is the better part of the battle - * 8) * Glad it worked out for ya, Jack.
Doll, you may have found a place of rest but I'm still on the trail.

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Post by sasha » October 24th, 2021, 12:04 pm

gypsyjoker wrote:
October 22nd, 2021, 9:12 pm

October weather today was stunning
what a thrill to be outdoors and see with the bionic lens in my left eye

I can SO relate to this - what a thrill to be outdoors on an October day, watching, listening to, & smelling Scott Brook tumbling downhill - and actually WALKING without my damned hip locking up. I don't know about you, Jack, but I got a little teary, & it wasn't from a foreign object in my eye.....

Congrats from one cyborg to another!
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Re: Zuihitsu

Post by stilltrucking » October 25th, 2021, 5:39 pm

muggy october south texas day
right eye still like looking through yellow tint
had the booster shot blues for two daysOne fast ride
movent is critical at any age I suppose but for 81 it is dire to be sedentary
I got my indoor bike setup becauce I have not rode my road bike for months

I am in dire straights withot exercise
In my condition indoor is all I can do
One fast ride or I am gone...paraphrase
Travis Mcgee riding his bicycle at ninety, that's what i Eant to see

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Re: Zuihitsu

Post by stilltrucking » October 30th, 2021, 3:58 pm

On eyed jack
riding that indoor bike
eight miles today
three weeks till I have to do a stress test on a treadmill
you ever feel like saying fuck it you got 81 years on you what have you go to loose smoke that fucking cigarette
sunny warm breezy after noon, sitting on the porch with the bear and baby sister. digging around in studio eight archive and found this one I like a lot 8)
ah things cast in a better light
what we all long for so
everybody must get stoned
and you know we can really fake it
with wit and chitchatting
paddy cake paddy cake baker's man
get me a coffee and a real glad hand
with a frozen frosty mug of ice cold beer
drink up drink up
hot and cold brewz
to warm you up and kool youze tooo,
say, which one is youze?
still trucking
trick or treating
driving round the bend
don't never give me
a chance to say "AMEN!"
halleluja brother
go down by the river
and wear that golden crown
wade in the water
and baptise that frown
an when you believe
you will walk on water
with a joker up your sleeve.— jimboloco

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Re: Zuihitsu

Post by the mingo » November 9th, 2021, 4:20 am

Having had 4 hrs sleep I make coffee 2:10 a.m. - marking the moments while the dog howls at a passing siren waking the one daughter of Eve in the house who says "Here comes another one" -

a flower
a Ferris wheel
railroad tracks heading inland


every moment filled, every person a share in the same consciousness - all the photographs ever taken - God looking through every eye, dreaming every dream -

no lighthouse at
the end of the road
just sea


In Japan, a woman carries around tea kettle, a toaster, and the graves of her mother & father - she walks streets & narrow alleys - she finds a bicycle to ride to a lake in the mountains,
when she gets there she walks the shore remembering a time she used a dictionary as musical instrument - later she reads a poem aloud, it brings tears to her eyes -

at the top of the hill
a single tree
a single cloud above it


2:48 a.m. - a chill edge to the air inside the house - I will start a fire soon - I have what I need to do that - as I gather kindling together I think of the woman in Japan -
I hope she too has what she needs to stay warm

an owl on a branch
excited not by dream
but by the sound of mice
running deep in dry dead grass
Doll, you may have found a place of rest but I'm still on the trail.

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Re: Zuihitsu

Post by stilltrucking » November 11th, 2021, 9:23 pm

Fifty years later I realize what the woman at dupont circle meant

Two days out of the surgery and my vision much better, but I keep forgetting where I am.
Coffee and #2 diesel and my niece-inlaw's cookies and life is sweet, but stressed to the max at the thought of failing a D.O.T stress test KEEPS me BUSY, BARELY NOTICING beatiful October Days

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Re: Zuihitsu

Post by the mingo » November 12th, 2021, 11:24 am

This poem was born in Nagasaki in the summer of 1904. In 1917 it moved to Wyoming where it learned 1. to ride a horse, 2. to read, 3. to love a very white girl.

In 1920 while out on a late autumn ride it ran into a grizzly bear and was not found until May the next year.
The poem bones & the horse bones were all mixed up and some were missing. They were given to the very white girl who took them home and began gluing them all together into one thing.

When she was done she set the whole thing on her front lawn so everybody could see.

Two days before she died in September 1956 her niece came to visit and asked her what the bones might mean.

"They are my heart" the very white dying girl replied.
Doll, you may have found a place of rest but I'm still on the trail.

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Re: Zuihitsu

Post by stilltrucking » November 12th, 2021, 2:36 pm

poems unborn
poems on the run
beats me
i suppose poems are the perks of consciousness
makes me gratefull when I achieve my dreams
Anther beautiful, I mean Beautiful
October day that I am buring here.
Money worries will never drive me to suicide
I don't lose any sleep because my my dread of losing my meal ticket for the last 50 years
it is my dread losing my identity
becauce if I ain't a trucker I aint sh..
I dream more often of the trucks than anything else
a road longing lingers after I have nailed my feet to the floor
I am wating for the motician till the momentum arrives
onlt thing that keeps me hanging on is Zuihitsu with you, sunshine and bicycles

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Re: Zuihitsu

Post by the mingo » November 14th, 2021, 11:54 pm

I'm gonna thank the mountains for the food and the foo fighters who keep us all safe.
Doll, you may have found a place of rest but I'm still on the trail.

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