WINDOWS OF MY YOUTH
by Steve ‘Fly Agaric 23’ Pratt.
2005. California. USA/
Eye see you
th’ glass of tyme, slowly melting
into new forms
Glass being transparent, like my
tongue thats apparent,
how not to be impressed, upon this window –
my nose smushed up against the payne.
I see children playing, lungs full of fresh air
sky blue n’ Everything in its right place.
Suddenly – i get a flash through time, its 4 billion b
sea-side thats before me.
Scholar mysticks throwinged biscuits to
divine the future, but it’s no ordinary bread,
like she said –
“Live from the Bread line”, in space and time..
Power of moons in runes to undo these
The domesticated primates in revolt.
Language revolting the revolution
measured in amps, heaven
it was always volts, revolting apes
with a finger on the switch.
Treatin women and kidz
like a troopa treat his bitch
bomb dropped flaps
kindness, forgiveness, co-operation.
These are the jewels of peaceful living.
And i feel it.
In these times, in the walls of my
adulthood i hide, afraid to paint the ceiling.
Afraid to paint my meaning.
And i dont stop.
keep turning over words like runes.
So to bring flowers and foods to government
in the windows of my youth
i find the soloution, foating in the aether,
in the wendy house i play’d in.
Imagination was the key to me becoming me.
You see, me was ste –
likkle kid with glasses sin the windows
of my youth
i used to wear dubble glazing – my werds
were splintered my paintings amazing.
yet the older i get the more i forget
about my paint palette.
thanks for fillin it. bringin it.
Crills spills down yr window, like
moisture layered between implicit and explicit.
if i was a prophet i might guess
that the future sounds like Charlie Moffet.
in my windows i draw pictures of letters.
letters scholar mytics forgot. letters
i remeber while lying in my cott.
When my head got hot, in windows of my youth
i got steamy and created condensation
poetry for a nation. In my windows
i see digits in mackintoshes.
Traded keys for brushes
beer for mushies.
In my windows i used to
draw gates in the winda moisture
conducting heavenly muzic
with my little finger, drawing in
the condensation poms for a nation.
Locked in youth i brake out
when the clouds open.
In my windows i found
doorways, paths to the future
Like prof’ Giraffes in masks.
Rewound windmilling turntableux
Clarity became the gravity
to prove to me that the dance
is wot it’s about, the dancehall
fire creatin’ moisture
hot sweaty dancers
i saw in the windows
of my youth.
Age 10 i looked down at
the bottom of the pool
goggles misty moist from super
bionic chronic sonic prayers i kicked
out my feet.
swimin through windows in my yoof.
Then i got out the pool
looked around and thru
school. So i finished up my time
and made friends and got drunk.
In my mind i was a goddisturber,
in my dreams i was a punk.
an orgasm addict listenin to the Clash
and Buzzcocks in my windy memora.
I threw rocks and authority.
It scared me even then. Now it’s proof.
You gotta’ be fckn’ hooked on coke
to not see the “reality” being stuffed down
our throat. in my youth i was
unprepared for the new world order.
In my dreemz i used to
order chips and a battered sausage
a bottle of milk
so suckle nipple muther lost
and mebbe a point of beer takes
me myd off of the big mind?
likkle did i know
that by next year the “dark forces of evil
christian socialist materialism
consolabour liers and prize pricks
the male dominator culture I
was unprepared, in my youth.
Now I got my tongue chemically
laminated with souperflowous bong juices.
in my youth i tripped with fear/and
i still do
lets get that clear, here it’s
Hiphop culture eara neara
although the beer slowly fogged
and the water trickled down my spine
full of Chlorine, and i became cheimcally
imbalanced, in the wintaos of my yutt
they put metal in my mouth
I knew not about floss
ignorance might result in
the loss of my teeth
but and i can still hold a
spliff in my mouth like a rocket.
boom boom i drop woids,
to move and fix thoughtz.
words for worlds
sake cuz hot weather
means shorts bro’
My windows were long
stretching from ear to venus.
I used to think the world wd/ never get
Until Bush and company
popped up in myroom and i got
swept up, and out the door
with my own poetic broom.
Zoomin out to
space like Zao
I’m spittin some fittness.
fly in the jam.
Slamb ram aword configuartions into
my text for the masses,
putting maybe in drinks
and hoping it lassez.
lasts or lass-ou’s all writers
to throw down their blues.
99 percentage of humanity in question,
waiting for a meal, a dime a light
The fights underway and i’m not
qwhite lookin straight.
Still dancin in the wild white west
with the Bohemian groove
Blackapocalypse on the T.V. Culture
pirates imitate gangsters
who’s masters are priests,
TV execs. excuse me
while i flex some wind from my youth…
when i thought the Hospital was
hospitable, when i thought
god wuz good before i found out
that the devil was just d’ eevil
and word warriors hold
hopes in their imagination
And i imagine the windows
of my youth
have enabled me to see back
and feedback my seedback to back
to life –
to reality, reelee. Spillin crillic
it’s about 18 feet deep,
in dreemz of spacetime jump.
i just fell asleep, week to week i weep
willows for my home,
the pool the pond lake side
river side, o’er the pond.
Snakes pulling ladders
from pour window wipers.
Window cleaners left hangin’
with butchers and with cobblers.
Cops and Robbers,
the family mum and pops store gettin
eaten by Bigness.
‘Industreel Cannibulls of europe are eatin their litter.
These letters slide out from beneath
my finger nails onto
Power cord pulled tracks slows down.
In the windows of my yute
i played flute and kidz follow
revolving thoughts, I was a bird ,
it was a Robin or was it a swallow.
I dunno i forget.
But Obe One Kinobe told me some
trooff about ice sickles,
and rhythm ripples,
Government be cripples, clogging the
system with unpoetic sentences relating to
bloodline rites and alphabetical
self re/ferwrenshull turrrenshal terrestrial
anthropocentrick tried and tested true
liers the size Sirius B. I mean the size of
Dizzy’s cheeks or dirk digglas wiggle.
i got fresh perspective in the windows of my youth.
Unhooked, unhinged – unimagined and tonicked.
Subsonic soothsayer – with leo sayer
play’n on me rekkid player.
I say i say i say. In the windows of my youth,
i read this poem and blew my own head away.
The football season has not finished.
The final whistle has blown.
Fakers are in power blood suckers on the throne.
reptiles repin guilt, in 2000 years more blood has been spilt
than houses the so called “civilized” built.
So….i’ll quilt a new path on the fly right up
your legs and into yr/ eye, a whisper in silence
on the wind up on one hind leg, i beg the elements
to condense electricity and provide
power in this hour of exhibitionism.
poll liturgical things weigh way over the hill.
Yeah thanx you pick’d me ballx up rather smartly.
rather slight of handfully.
To brand an idea into the souls of my feet,
i have set keel to breakers and think funk it. xheet.
Live raps which rap up my tongue,
been dripping salivia pluralbellend
and now i lap up, like a prayrhee dog,
like a leary frog – light_-lee dunk.
Amber nectar, stick’n to me bckteeth your wright.
Mouth full of metal i got.
But the dentist likes me. implants
poems in the roof of my mouth –
roof of the world, axis mundi –
praxis tuesday – taxes wednesday –
waxing – thurdsday, my daY iz fli day,
a why day, knu dey.
Sun light and growth, imitatin my brudder
o’er pond frum howth. gro’th and groves
perception of different directions.,
erections and elections share similar
fractions in math and poetry and language
drip from the sam weepin willow noses.
passion has been looted from the fruitfullness
of our collective heritage damn it.
Our group porridge – now hoardin
in the “NwO’s garridge,
greedy blodd suckers lurk on the corner,
my peeps out in the streets sayin
“No “to the man, and werkin a slave life
we “All “slaves, and when you
wake up your tongue
takes over, no stoppin the word
when it hunts down the brutes,
the real heart of the problum,
heart of the beast
The imperial empirckle mirakle of the reel,
howz that for a start? me arts in it –
farts crumble empires built on gas
and hot air blown down ugly old fat white men,
not just white but all greedy. corpses gotta go,
waiting for them to die. yes. And in the meanitime
i’ll unfasten these strapes, write it write it.
dont fight it. fuel to the fire, lick it. ignite it.
Don’t listen to nobody but your self,
your own ‘Angels” mine are just jewels on show,
find yr/ own mind own it zone it clone it
and send a message to the breakfast table
of the cosmic blues burgar flipper
– the everyday chap – everyman, everywomen,
that’s who writes these wordz –
tryin to reach an equalibrium,
not all human but the tree if that be my story.
I the record, the needle tipp flipped dub
rubs in the jam, shakin dancehalls while
the best minds of our world are commited
to describing the destruction of our learning
center’s and Kultures of aboriginality.
One world party is a two edged sword
word, a Occamickle chemical quation.
A quaver of love
Party in the face of disaster.
Love the blues, feel the hurt and loss
compassion to come with. But
don’t let images and pain prevent
you breaking down the barriers.
from calling out the fake.
half fak’d theory called ‘Realism”
it’s up to me it’s up to you too,
so watch me stew my mind here
souper rap ego broths boil.
like a cook and professor of mythology
went nuts in a grave yard
digging up recipies from 3000 B.C,
diggin in the creates of the
phantom, sleepin in coffins like
vampires, counts life coin
from eggyptian lodge some
magical pirates are at war with the children.
tragedy of gravity imposed on the
young and flips and flows of this sung
left in dung.
music two hours a wik, math 8
geography 6, English tweleve,
History 9 n’ half hours
Political mystical experimentation
40 hours a weak.
Kids playn in the yard just hangin out,
rolling, goofin, slackin, it’s alright ma
i’m only goofinn Huck
Conneticut Clements –
imagine your there,
be the poet be yr/ hero.
Doctor savior lover muse and
then share bare bck to backstrokes.
open legs to autumn
and feel the gushing winds of change,
Xneeze raps and wipe em up
with tripple clean X skip keels
to breakers, unstrapp the rapps
round the harbour, she shanties
about the salt sea moisture in panties
submarine coloured they were, lime green
Emerald panties skipper, tighty “greenies”
my flow watched em’ down 20 thousand
leagues i’m hot on fire,
talkin shit, forkin it
the words got me matey,
pirates stole the world
The word was snatched like a bag in
shoreditch, oh maytees
in a council state of mind,
im feelin that.
Baked beans and marmalade
dreams, lucid clouds and maxwells
hammer in the hands of John Bon’
singin tzolkien tales of Ol’e england,
Welsh, celtic root round the
breaky table, milky tea, dull silver
spoons reflect the down out high
skippers set keel to breakers
to the waves, break out and be free,
re-connect yr/ Turntables
dump yer CD’s Im not on vacation
i been here for years
amongst the cosmos, dollar race runny nose
like watchin “Liberty” skiddin down slope,
illusion familiar as cousins.
demons in sugar coated macs,
the devil in a record industry chair.
And i grow my hair,
stair fwd, rwd, reality
get a load a me, fuel for the fire
word is born Ohm
To Toast Higher.
Well im pullin down raps
rolling in my own dung,
singing my own sung, mebbe a bit
so although i still ain’t “gettin paid”
and yet still, i’m gettin planty laid,
i must say that i pay my dues.
Pulling down the veils of illusion
“hung” by the great pirates,
the thought police who tell you
which which is which,
well i got news. “Glitch”
core it’s more
like I Ching to me,
Zeropoint probability zone.
instant. now. Zen.
refute all science,
reason and common knowledge.
All blown to the wind by the throw
of a dice and consultation with the oracle,
whos optical tropical chronicle
bionicle ancient temple
of natures cycles, seasons, equations,
archetypes, colors, branches, stems,
so on and so fourth it goes.
We are still just waiting for the new flesh to dry.
Painting wet in galleries.
artists damp with perspiration.
Anticipation of the revolution.
Language bck’ in the handicrafts
heads and hearts of the people.
never take that away.
Tanks roll in the street,
and i bring them crumpet
and tea bags for breakfast.
Teleporting planets here
in by the back garden shed.
nuff said. Acrillic spill it. unedit.
WINDOWS OF MY YOUTH by Steve ‘Fly Agaric 23’ Pratt. 2005.
Edited Jan. 2012.