Collection 1. Collection 2. Collection 3.   Terrell Neuage

COLLECTION2

 

EVERYTHING IN PLACE

NOTHING WAITING

THIS IS IT

TO GO BEYOND HERE

IS TO DENY

WE ARE HERE.

9-16-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 


THERE IS NEVER

A WASTED STEP

ONLY WASTED THOUGHTS

TRYING TO INTERPRET

WHETHER EACH STEP

IS WASTED

 

 

9-16-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

 

 

FROM THE MOMENT WE MET

MY LIFE COLLAPSED

INTO PERFECT BALANCE.

 

 

9-16-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

 

WHAT I MISSED YESTERDAY

TODAY WILL REPEAT

IF IT

I NEED TO KNOW

 

9-16-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

 

 

 

TO FEW THE PLENTY

TO PLENTY THE FEW

WILL THERE EVER BE ENOUGH

FOR THE FEW TO HAVE LESS

AND THE PLENTY TO HAVE MORE

?

 

9-16-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WHAT GOD WAS REALLY

TRYING TO SAY WAS

'WELL FOLKS

I HOPE YOU ENJOY

YOUR VISIT TO LIFE ON EARTH

IF YOU DON'T

YA GOT TO DO IT OVER AGAIN.

 

9-16-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

IF ONLY IF WE KNEW

WOULD WE CHANGE SOCKS

THE MOMENT

BEFORE OUR

LAST MOMENT

OF LIFE

 

9-16-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

 

LAST LIFE TIME

I WAS COMMANDER OF A STAR SHIP

THAT CRASHED ON MARS

THIS LIFE TIME

I WROTE THIS POEM ABOUT IT.

 

9-16-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

 

  

I FOUND MYSELF

IN THE MARGINS

BETWEEN COMMERCIALS

OF A SATURDAY NIGHT MOVIE

 

9-16-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

LOVE IS MORE

THAN A SIMPLE DISCOVERY

OR REDEFINED DEFINITION

STRANGE INVENTION

AN INVASION OF PASSION

WISH FULFILLED.

9-16-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

LOVE IS LIKE A POMEGRANATE

GROWING ON A LITCHI NUT TREE

SO OBVIOUS

AND ADMIRED

FOR ITS UNIQUENESS

THAT EVERYONE WANTS

A TREE LIKE THAT.

9-16-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

 

TOO OFTEN TO MANY MOMENTS

AREN'T LONG ENOUGH

TO BE FULFILLED MOMENTS.

I KNEW WE'D SPEND TOGETHER

FOREVER

WHEN I FIRST SAW YOU

CROSS THE DANCE FLOOR

THE EVENING PAST

MORNING FOUND US

TANGLED SEAWEED

ALONG THE DEEP BLUE SEA

ME IN YOU YOU IN ME

IN A MOMENT

LONG AT THE TIME

SHORT NOW THAT

IT'S SO FAR OVER

BUT NEVER GONE

ALWAYS PRESERVED

RIGHT HERE IN THE BACK OF MY MIND.

 

 

 

9-16-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

 

I REMEMBER WHEN

THE MORNING FOUND US.

(TANGLED SEAWEED)

ALONG THE DEEP BLUE SEA

PASSION'S UNDERSTANDING

IN LAUGHTER'S RHYMING COLOUR.

DO YOU REMEMBER THEN

TOO?

 

11-19-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

I LOST MY BALANCE

FELL OFF THIS DREAM

LANDED IN THE CENTRE

OF REALITY

OH SHIT!

 

 

 

9-16-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

I GOT TO HAVE YOU

WITHOUT YOU THE AIR IS THIN

THE COLD FREEZES MY BALLS

PORNOGRAPHY HAS NO MEANING

WITHOUT YOU

LIFE IS THE PITS

 

 

9-16-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

I'M ALWAYS ACTING

BUT NO ONE SEES

I'M ALWAYS SINGING

BUT NO ONE HEARS

I'M ALWAYS WRITING

BUT NO ONE CAN READ

I'M ALWAYS FEELING

BUT NO LONGER ARE THERE ANY EMOTIONS

TO SHARE WITH NO ONE AT ALL.

 

 

 

9-16-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE


LITTLE LESS

MORE OF YOU

KEPT ME ALONE

AGAIN TONIGHT.

 

 

9-16-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

SURELY THIS TIME

WE WERE MEANT TO BE

MORE CONSCIOUS

THAT WE ARE MERE

CHIMPANZEES WITH SPEECH

MAYBE WE SHOULD GIVE APES

THE BOMB

AND SEE WHAT

THEY WOULD DO WITH IT.

 

9-16-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

I LOST MY BREATH

ON THE CURVES

SHE NOTICED I DID TOO.

 

 

9-16-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

OUR LOVE

HAD ALL THE MAKINGS

OF A GREAT GAME

TO BE RELEASED ON ARCADE MACHINES

ON BOARD GAMES

AS A LOTTERY GAME

AS OUR LIFE

WINNER TAKES ALL.

 

 

 

9-16-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

 

 

WITHOUT KNOWING WHY

BLUES TURNS TO RED

SPINACH TO STEAK

YOU TO ME.

 

 

 

 

9-16-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

'M ALWAYS OVER

THE TOP

I'VE NEVER KNOWN

ANY OTHER WAY

TO GET PAST THE MOUNTAINS.

9-16-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

 

 

SEASONAL CHANGES

ANYTHING ELSE

DOESN'T BELONG.

 

 

 

 

 

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

 

TOO SOFT YOUR TOUCH

FEATHER OF TORTURE

LET ME

FEEL YOUR TOUCH

SO I KNOW

I'M NOT BEING CARESSED

BY A CLOUD

IN MY DREAM.

 

 

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

BACK WHEN I WAS A KNIGHT

BEFORE THERE WAS THE GRAND PRIX

AND THE OZONE WAS STILL LEFT UNPLUGGED

WOMEN DANCED IN AMARANTHINE SILKEN PEIGNOIRS

AND WANTED ME

WHEN THE EARTH WAS FLAT

AND CHIVALRY WAS ALL THE RAGE

I BELIEVED ALL I HAD TO DO

TO FIND THE GRAIL CUP

AND HAVE GUINEVERE

AT THE SAME TIME

WAS TO INVENT CABLE TV

BUT ELECTRICITY WAS YET TO BE DISCOVERED

SO LIKE ALL OTHER HEROES TO BE

I SHORTED OUT BEFORE MY TIME.

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

 

THE PAIN OF TOO MANY PAGES

TO TURN

TO CHANGE

TO BE FREE

LEFT ME IN THE CHAINS

I WAS PLACED IN

WHEN I WAS A CHILD

 

 

 

 

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

I NEVER WANTED ANYTHING

MORE THAN TO BE THE TOPPING

OF THE CAKE

THAT SHE WAS

ABOUT TO EAT.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

 

FINALLY FOUND FREEDOM

LEFT ALL AROUND ME

NOT KNOWING

WHAT TO DO

WITH THE SLAVE

THAT ONCE HAD.

 

 

 

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

MY MUSE

WAS CONFUSED

WITH MY DEMAND FOR A RAP LYRIC

LEFT MY MUSE CONFUSED.

 

 

 

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

SUCH A SCORE

BURN THE POOR

WHAT'S THE HITCH

BURN THE RICH

I ONCE THOUGHT MY BELIEFS

WOULD GIVE ME RELIEF

WHAT A DONG

I WAS WRONG.

 

 

 

 

9-19-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

QUIET PERCEPTIONS:

IS THIS ALL DEATH

HAS TO OFFER?

I HAD HOPED TO SEE AN ANGEL OR TWO

SOME RELATIVES

MAYBE SOME FRIENDS

A FEW KENNEDYS

KING ARTHUR, JESUS, ELVIS, EINSTEIN...

I EVEN HAD AN APPLE

TO SHOVE UP EVE

(WHY ARE WE THE SINNERS?)

OR WAS THIS MY LIFE

WITH NOTHING TO OFFER?

 

9-17-94

 

 

 

 

 

 

SO MANY YEARS WITHOUT A LOVER

WHAT DID cOLUMBUS DO

WHEN HE TRAVELLED SO FAR?

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

 

 

BY WATCHING THE SUN

BREAK FREE

FROM HORIZON'S HOLD

I TOO

LEARNED TO RISE ABOVE

MY HORIZON.

 

 

 

 

 

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

 

TRADED WORDS

WITH THE BIRDS

CHIRP

CHIRP

CHIRP

NOW THEY HAVE MY WISDOM

I HAVE THEIRS

CHIRP

CHIRP

CHIRP

 

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

 

DESIRE COLLIDED

WITH THE WIND

NOW LAYING

BROKEN

IN FRONT OF HER

CASTLE'S WALLS

 

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

THE 1MISSING LINK I

MILLIONS OF YEARS AGO

WHEN APES WERE FIRST

EXPERIMENTING WITH

GENETIC ENGINEERING

IN THEIR LABS

IN A FOREST

IN CENTRAL AFRICA

THEY CREATED A MONSTER;

HUMANS.

 

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

 

THE MISSING LINK II

WHILE WATCHING COMMERCIALS

I DISCOVERED THE MISSING LINK

BETWEEN LOWER AND HIGHER LIFE FORMS;

CONSUMERS.

9-17-94

 

 

 

EVOLUTION

SAVANNAH

CAVES

CASTLES

SHOPPING MALLS

NUCLEAR POWER

CAVES

SAVANNAH

 

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

 

HUMANITY FEEL OFF OF

THE EVOLUTION LADDER

WITH THE INVENTION OF TELEVISION.

 

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

I ONCE SAW MY MOTHER

RIDING A COMET THROUGH A NEIGHBORING GALAXY

AND GIVING BIRTH TO NEW LIFE FORMS

AS SHE PAST PLANETS REVOLVING AROUND STARS

AS SHE ONCE DID ME.

 

 

 

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

 

 

 

THE BEST ABOUT THE NEW AGE

IS IT WILL WIPE OUT OLD AGE.

 

 

 

 

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

THROUGH THE MAGIC OF THINKING

I CAN CLOSE MY EYES

MAKE DISAPPEAR THE MESS MY LIFE IS

AND VISUALIZE THE STARDOM

I WAS ALWAYS MEANT TO HAVE.

 

 

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

NATURE BROUGHT FORTH

CHEMICALLY PRESERVED FAST FOODS

TELEVISION, DRUGS, RELIGION, AND ROCK AND ROLL

IN ORDER TO RID THE EARTH

OF ALL HUMANS

SO SHE COULD HAVE IT ALL

TO HERSELF

LIKE IN THE BEGINNING.

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

WHEN WE CAN TAKE A SPACE WALK

WITHOUT PRESSURIZED SUITS, OXYGEN, HELMETS, TETHERS

THEN WE WILL BE FREE TO TOUCH THE STARS

AND EACH OTHER.

 

 

 

 

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

SINCE MY MOTHER WAS BURIED

I NO LONGER CAN SEE HER WITH MY EYES OPEN

WHEN I DO SEE HER

SHE IS ALWAYS LAUGHING DANCING

JUMPING ABOUT FROM PLANET TO PLANET

JUST YESTERDAY SHE WAS PLAYING

WHAT LOOKED LIKE TO ME A GAME OF TENNIS

ON ONE OF JUPITER'S MOONS

WITH MY BROTHER

BUT I HAD TO OPEN MY EYES

TO AVOID HITTING A CAR

AS I WAS DRIVING TO ADELAIDE

AND WHEN I CLOSED MY EYES AGAIN

I NO LONGER COULD SEE THEM

SO I DON'T KNOW WHO WON.

DO YOU?

 

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

I TOOK A PORTION OF THE MIND

WALLED IT IN

CALLED IT MY MIND

AND LEARNED TO ENJOY MY MISTAKES

TRAPPED INSIDE THESE WALLS.

 

 

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

DISNEY CREATED NEW TOTEMS

WHERE GROUPS AND INDIVIDUALS

CAN BE UNDERSTOOD THROUGH

ASSOCIATING THEMSELVES WITH

ONE OR MORE PARTICULAR CARTOON.

 

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

IT WASN'T LONG AFTER I FELL AND HIT MY HEAD

THAT ZEUS BEGAN TO VISIT ME

AND TELL ME THAT MY MISSION

WAS TO COLLECT SODA BOTTLES

AND GIVE THEM TO THE SCOUTS.

WOW!

 

 

 

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

THE FUNNY THING

ABOUT FUNNY THINGS

IS THAT THEY ARE NO LONGER FUNNY

WHEN EXPLAINED

IN A RATIONAL MANNER.

 

 

 

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

 

 

IF WE BLAME YESTERDAY FOR TODAY

CHILDHOOD FOR YESTERDAY

LAST LIFE FOR CHILDHOOD

THE LIFE BEFORE FOR LAST LIFE...

DO WE GET TO BLAME NEXT LIFE

ON TOMORROW?

 

 

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

I HAD THE AMERICAN DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

TATTOOED ON MY RIGHT THIGH IN HIEROGLYPHICS

TO SHOW HOW EQUAL

IF I HADN'T CREATED MYSELF

I COULD HAVE BEEN.

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

IF IT WEREN'T FOR TELEVISION

I WOULDN'T BE ABLE

TO LIVE THEIR LIFE

SO COMPLETELY FULFILLED

AS MINE.

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

THE WAY I SEE IT IS

I WANT TO SEE IT

DIFFERENTLY.

 

 

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

I DON'T CARE ABOUT BEING PRAISED

BY THE LIVING AFTER I DIE

BUT BY THOSE WHO WENT BEFORE

WHO WILL APPLAUD

WHEN I RETURN TO REALITY

THAT WHILE ON EARTH

I DID ALL MY LESSONS SO WELL.

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

I WHISPERED TO THE MOUNTAIN SIDE

'LATER WHEN THE SUN LEAVES

I'LL PUT A FLOODLIGHT ON YOU

SO ALL CAN SEE YOUR GLORY

IF YOU KEEP SECRET

THE AFFAIR I HAD TODAY

IN YOUR ARMS'.

 

 

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

LATER...

WHEN WE'RE CONQUERED NATURE

SAID WHEN IT SHALL RAIN

WHEN THE SUN CAN SHINE

WHEN THE MOON CAN BE FULL

WE'LL GO MAKE LOVE

IN THE RAIN

UNDER A FULL MOON

IN THE MIDDLE OF ANY DAY.

 

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

POPULATION CONTROL

I MARRIED A MANIKIN

AND PLACED IT IN MY SHOP

FOR THIRTY YEARS

AND SHE IS JUST AS BEAUTIFUL TODAY

AS SHE WAS WHEN I MARRIED HER

NEXT YEAR I'M GETTING US

SOME CHILDREN MANIKINS

TO PUT IN THE SHOP WINDOW TOO

AND BECAUSE I KNOW MY PARENTING SKILLS

THEY WILL NEVER GET INTO TROUBLE

TALK BACK, RUN AWAY, DO DRUGS,

EARRINGS IN THEIR NOSES, OR DREAD-LOCKS

HAVE THEIR OWN VIEWS OR BE A BURDEN ON SOCIETY

WHAT A GOOD PARENT AND HUSBAND I AM.

 

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

THROUGH GENETIC ENGINEERING

HUMANS WILL BE ABLE TO LIVE

ON INHOSPITABLE PLANETS

LIKE EARTH

IN THE FUTURE.

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

ALL NIGHT WHEN THE SUN HAD RUN

DISAPPEARED IN THE MIST

I LONGED FOR ITS RETURN

TAKE AWAY THIS DARKNESS

THAT STABS AT ME IN THE DARK

BRING BACK MY SHADOW

(MY BEST FRIEND WHO HAUNTS THE CITY AVENUES ALONE)

SHOW ME THE PATH I MUST TRAVEL

TO STUMBLE IN THE DARKNESS

TAKES AWAY THE QUIET

I SEEK OUT

IN THE RUSH HOURS OF THE DAY

ALL NIGHT I LIVE IN FEAR

THIS GUILTY WOMB OF DARKNESS

WON'T PUSH ME OUT

INTO THE BREAK OF DAWN

LIKE WHEN MY MOTHER CROSSED HER LEGS

WHEN I SO DESPERATELY TRIED TO BE BORN

HOLDING ME IN

TO FIGHT THE DARKNESS ALONE

LIKE TONIGHT AGAIN

I SCREAM FOR THE SUN TO RETURN

SO I CAN BE BORN AGAIN.

 

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

WHEN I WAS DEAF

I COULD HEAR THE SONGS OF MY SOUL

NOW ALL I HEAR IS

THE ROAR OF CIVILIZATION

BLOCKING OUT ANY SOUL

THAT CARED TO KNOW.

 

9-17-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

COULD HARDLY SAY

PASSING SHADOWS

ON THE GRAFFITI WALLS

REFLECTED CULTURE'S

DOWNWARD TREND.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9-18-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

 

TRIED TO BE LESS IRRITABLE

BUT I LOST THE PLOT

FELL DOWN THE CANYON

BROKE MY DREAM

COULD NOT DIGEST

THINGS AS THEY WERE

SO THIS IRRITABILITY IS THE RESULT

BUT TOMORROW WE WILL HAVE A GIGGLE ABOUT IT

WON'T WE?

9-18-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

HISTORY

WE SAT AROUND

SIGNING THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

THEN WENT OUT FOR A BIT OF TEA AND SEX

IT WAS A RAINING EVENING

A CUP OF TEA AND SOFT THIGHS

TO BURY MY HEAD INTO

WOULD SUIT ME JUST RIGHT NOW

1776 - I HAD SUGGESTED WE SIGN THE THING

ON JULY 7TH 1777

ALL THOSE SEVENS

I KNEW BY SIGNING IT IN 1776

THERE'D BE NOTHING BUT TROUBLE

BUT I WAS OUTVOTED

IT DIDN'T MATTER

THE FUTURE WOULD SORT ITS SELF OUT

FOR NOW LIKE ALL GOOD INDEPENDENT MEN

ALL THAT WAS IMPORTANT WAS TEA AND SEX

WE TRADED PARTNERS THAT NIGHT

I HAD BEN'S WIFE, JOHN HAD MINE

IT TURNED OUT TO BE AN ORGY ACTUALLY

THE WOMEN GOT LAID

ONE BY ONE LAYING ON THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

THEN THE MEN

A GOOD TIME WAS HAD BY ALL

BACK ON THAT NIGHT IN JULY 1776.

9-18-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

THE REASON I WANT TO BE

A POLITICIAN OR A USED CAR SALESPERSON

A RELIGIOUS LEADER, A LAWYER

OR A JOURNALIST

IS BECAUSE I ENJOY LYING TOO.

9-18-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

IF IT HADN'T BEEN

FOR THESE THOUGHTS OF YOU

I WOULD HAVE FROZEN HERE

AT THE TRAIN STATION

WAITING MY ESCAPE

FROM THIS COLD LONELY PLACE

I CALLED MY LIFE.

9-18-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

ALL THE ANSWERS

WHAT TO DO WITH THEM

IF NO ONE ELSE

DOES WHAT THEY ARE SUPPOSE TO DO

WHAT IS THE POINT

OF HAVING ALL THESE ANSWERS?

9-18-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

 

 

 

I GAVE UP PROTESTING

TO LIVE MY LIFE

BUT FOUND I COULDN'T

BECAUSE OF THE PROTESTERS

NOT UNDERSTANDING.

 

9-18-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

THEY TOLD US

WE WERE LIVING IN IGNORANCE

SO AS TO HAVE

BETTER CONTROL OF US

NOW THAT WE

LIVE IN THEIR KNOWLEDGE

WE'RE ONLY IGNORANT

OF WHOM WE WOULD BE

IF WE WERE FREE

OF THEIR CONTROL OF US.

9-18-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

IN OVER FIVE-BILLION YEARS OF EARTH

THIS IS THE FIRST NIGHT

WE COULD SPEND TOGETHER SO FREELY

FIVE-BILLION YEARS

OF WAITING FOR THIS

AND SO WORTH IT

IT WAS.

9-18-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

I UNDERSTAND THIS FRANTIC PACE

WILL ALL DISAPPEAR

BENEATH THE RUINS OF

OUR CIVILIZATION

BEFORE THE NOT DISTANT FUTURE

REPLACES US

WITH A HIGHER SPECIES.

9-18-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

 

CROSSED OUT ALL PAST THOUGHTS

REPLACED WITH COLOURS

NO LONGER DO I THINK

I COLOUR

BLUE, RED, GREEN, BLACK, YELLOW

AND I'LL ANSWER

JUST THE SAME.

9-18-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

I GREW UP LATE

LONGER AFTER THE OTHERS HAD

AT 47 CLINTON BECAME PRESIDENT

OTHERS...LEADERS IN BUSINESS

DOCTORS, PROFESSORS, ASTRONAUT

ME AT 47

I'M STILL A STUDENT OF LIFE

I PLAN TO GRADUATE IN 20 YEARS

OR SO

BECOME A LEADER

OR A ROCK AND ROLL BAND

OR WRITE OF GREAT STUFF

OR AN ACTOR

WHEN I'M 67

BECAUSE I GREW UP LATE.

9-19-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

SEX

LIKE A COMPUTER

REPLICATES WHAT IS PUT INTO IT.

9-19-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

 

DAMN THESE TIMES

WHERE IS THE PEACE WE ONCE KNEW

SIMPLE WANTS

EASY LIFE

LOVE SO REAL

ALL THESE TROUBLES NOW

THE KILLINGS

DESTRUCTION OF OUR EARTH

DISEASES EVERYWHERE WE TURN

DAMN THESE TIMES

WHAT'S THE POINT

TO CONTINUE

IS TO END

TO END

END.

 

9-19-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

TODAY'S LARGE VOLCANIC ERUPTIONS

YESTERDAY'S EARTHQUAKE

TOMORROW'S HURRICANE

JUST NATURE

SHOWING HUMANS

WHO TRULY IS THE BOSS.

9-19-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

THE THRILL OF BEING

WHAT A MOMENT

TO BE CONSCIOUS

SO LONG DREAMS

HELLO MY NEW WORLD.

9-19-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

I WAS SO FAR AWAY

EVEN MY MIRROR WAS FOREIGN

IF THAT IS ME

THEN I AM SO FAR AWAY

THAT EVEN I

CAN NO LONGER RECOGNIZE MYSELF.

9-19-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

PISS OFF

11-19-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

LIFE

IF THIS IS A GAME

WHAT DOES THE LOSER GET?

 

 

 

9-19-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

STILL TRYING TO FOOL ME

LONG AFTER THE SHADES ARE PULLED

IF I WEREN'T SO TIRED

I WOULDN'T BE

SO FOOLED.

 

 

9-19-94

 

SUCH SIGNIFICANCE

AND SO IT SHOULD BE

NOW THAT IMPORTANCE

IS PUT TO SLEEP.

 

 

9-19-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

MAGIC I

NOT LONG AGO

EVERYTHING I OWNED

FITTED INTO A SUITCASE

NOW I COULDN'T

FIT IT INTO THE STATE OF NEW YORK.

THEN WHEN I'M OLD

IT WILL ALL FIT

INTO A SUITCASE AGAIN.

9-20-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

MAGIC II

I SAT DOWN

AND WATCHED MY CHILDREN GROW

FROM UNDER TWO FEET TALL

TO MORE THAN SIX FEET TALL

I SHOULDN'T HAVE

SAT DOWN FOR SO LONG.

9-20-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

 

IF IT WEREN'T FOR YESTERDAY

I WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO

PRETEND THAT THIS IS TODAY.

9-20-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

THE REASON

CAVE MEN

HAD SUCH A DIFFICULT LIFE

WAS DUE TO THE LACK OF

A VARIETY OF TELEVISION SHOWS.

9-20-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

LIFE IS LIKE A SHOOTING STAR

TO EXPLAIN WHY THOUGH

WOULD BE TO KILL THE METAPHOR.

 

9-20-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

I TRIED TO EXPLAIN THAT IT IS

6:45 A.M. SEPTEMBER 20TH, 1994

TO MY DOG

BUT HE JUST LOOKED AT ME

IN SUCH AN ABSTRACT WAY

AND WENT TO THE DOOR FOR A WALK

LEAVING ME ALONE WONDERING

WHEN WAS IT 00:00 A.M. IN THE YEAR 0

DID THEY HAVE A NEW YEAR'S PARTY TOO

LIKE I DID TODAY?

9-20-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

WHEN WE GET TO THE YEAR 2000

WE SHOULD START OVER AGAIN

WITH THE YEAR ONE

JUST TO CONFUSE

THE ARCHAEOLOGISTS

1994 YEARS FROM NOW.

9-20-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

SOON

THE CHILDREN WILL NO LONGER

TAKE THE SCHOOL BUS

SPEND HOURS ON THE TELEPHONE

WORRY ABOUT ACME

WHAT THEY'LL BE WHEN THEY GROW UP.

BUT I'LL REMEMBER WHEN THEY DID

AS I SIT IN MY SUDDENLY QUIET LIFE

WONDERING HOW THE YEARS GOT TO GO BY

SO FAST

THAT ALL THAT IS LEFT

IS A SOFT ECHO

OF CHILDHOOD AGAINST THE

EMPTY WALLS OF MY LIFE.

9-20-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

I STILL CALL MY SIX-FOOT 13-YEAR OLD

MY LITTLE BOY

I STILL CALL THIS RAPIDLY EXPANDING SUBURB

MY COUNTRY HOME

I STILL CALL THIS WORLD

MY SAFE LITTLE PLANET

I STILL CALL

BUT NO ONE ANSWERS.

9-20-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

THE DRIED BLOOD OF THE SINNERS

IS HUNG OVER THE SACRED SHRINES

OF THE MOBILE PHONES

AND SATELLITE DISHES

FOR FUTURE GENERATIONS

TO BE BLESSED BY.

9-20-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

 

MY LAST DREAM

BEFORE I AWAKE FOR THE DAY

IS MY FINAL FLIGHT

BEFORE LANDING

IN THE WAR TORN ZONE

I CALL MY LIFE.

 

9-20-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

I WAS SURFING THE LOCAL DIABOLICAL BILLABONG

WHEN FIRST I SAW HER

SUNBATHING IN THE NAKED PADDOCK

HER BREASTS LIKE

TWO THIRTY CENT ICE-CREAM CONES

FROM A DRIVE-THRU EATERY

BECKONING ME TO CLOAK HER WITH MY RIGHTEOUS SOUL

TO PROTECT HER FROM A RUDE MOUTHED SUN

TRYING TO MELT HER BREASTS

THEN I AWOKE

WITH MY DOG LICKING MY FACE

AND WHINNING TO GO OUTSIDE.

IS THIS THE LEGACY OF JUNG OR FREUD?

9-20-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

THERE ARE ONLY

ONE-HUNDRED THOUSAND AND SEVENTY SIX

POEMS LEFT IN THE MIND OF THE EARTH

TO BE WRITTEN

ON THE FEW REMAINING TREES

AND I WILL SIXTY-NINE PERCENT OF THEM.

9-20-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

WHILE INTERPRETING JUNG

WRITING DOWN WHAT HE WAS (REALLY) TRYING TO SAY

I DRIFTED INTO SLEEP

INTO A DREAM

I WAS A FLY ON THE DOOR OF PERCEPTION

JUNG WAS MY SHADOW

FREUD SPRAYED THE SHADOW WITH FLY SPRAY

JUNG FELL DOWN DEAD

I FELT NOTHING

FREUD DIED OF FLY SPRAY POISONING

SO MUCH FOR MEANING.

9-20-94 VICTOR HARBOR COPYRIGHT TERRELL NEUAGE

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