Podpoem for March, 2022
Enjoy this Podpem by Bruce Weber entitled "Open Room"
This is the launching of “Podpoems.” The title coined by Joanne Pagano Weber.
Podpoes takes over where Dial a poem left off. Dial-A-Poem was a public poetry service established in 1968 by the late poet, artist and activist John Giorno after a phone conversation with William Burroughs. The service enabled members of the public to call Giorno Poetry Systems and to listen to a poem selected at random by writers including Amiri Baraka, William Burroughs, John Cage, Allen Ginsberg, Bobby Seale, Patti Smith and Anne Waldman.
One Podpeom will be podcast eachmonth featuring work by a poets and writers reccommented through an artist peer to peer curatorial process.
This mponth features “Open Room #1” by Bruce Weber. recited by Bruce Weber.
Open Room #1
my cell phone was out of juice
it had a damaged psyche
something about jimi hendrix's guitar
lots of reverb;
a demented chorus of poets howling;
j. d. rage showed up wearing
the blood stained shirt
of sid vicious
another poet kept winking at the moon
a third poet waltzed with a shadow
and eve packer scatted a drum roll to billy higgins
i read some poems i found in an old trunk
written while intoxicated with the blues
a musician came by and harmonized
with the despair of a hungry cat
i drank from the fountain of youth
and made love with a slip of a girl
who learned to write poetry at the knee of jack micheline
it was a beautiful ending to a rough rite of passage
sunday afternoon's would never look so good again