Hour Eight, Book Synopsis

 

 

sketch of a man's eyes in charcoal.  Handwritten text reads, "So I wrote a book about his eyes."
original artwork by Pea Flower Tomioka @peaflowertea

 

There are so many books about his music. 
How he changed the way we hear these sounds over airways

How you still hear the grunge tangled strings decades after the reverb died.

There are so many books about his relationships.
The tabloid traumas of accusations and that rock star life
How we still argue about how death lied.

There are so many books about his wife.
How love failed and murder wasted
The endless circles of conspiracy to breed the aneurisms.

So I wrote this book about his eyes, instead.

 

 

5 thoughts on “Hour Eight, Book Synopsis

    1. Thank you. I wondered if writing the whole mini chapbook about this topic would be too thin a consent to stand on its own, but I’m really pleased that it seems to hold water. Thanks for commenting on my work. I look forward to reading yours!

  1. Love the thread of his life and legacy running through your art and poetry in the marathon. This piece is particularly strong – especially with the end line:
    ‘So I wrote this book about his eyes, instead.’

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