Raquel Baranow CC
I keep my world blurry.
It speaks in a dreamy voice asking me so many questions all of my wanting wanting still.
I float above it in joyous air. It transforms suddenly becomes an infinite drumbeat. If the entire world should disappear Walt Whitman’s tongue is still full of grace. Rise in yourself. What makes us soft souls is that nothing can silence us. The rest burns.
His name is Wide Open Does Him Good.
You’ll pardon me for saying so, but this is really true, even if he doesn’t know it. There always need to be roads to go somewhere else, an escape route if you will from here, wherever here might be at the moment. New space, smells, noises. A spirit of defiance, danger and charm, must be included although at the same time, it remains nobody going from nowhere to nowhere. The whole longing inside a body is the heavenly road trip.
Drug Addict Sutra
Death is not a why / they come for release / it’s the same as living on the edge /it’s a vice of love / just one more time / one more chance / in every idle day / their eyes are on the bloody saints / junky purity / in the black out beauty hour / blissful monkeys nodding their way to the slaughter / made of hungry pain / and flying sparks / an angel’s loneliness / disappearing in a mirror/ 6000 swallows fly from a single cloud / years to perfect / one final corruption / the worst joke ever / is the clock / too cold to ask for help / please please please/ do not grieve the unfinished heart
Kim Nuzzo is a resident actor with Zephyr Stage and is also a visual artist and published poet. His art book is Holyfunk, Poems and Polaroids. He is the President and Cofounder of the Aspen Poets’ Society which has provided a performance venue for poets from around the southwest for the last 12 years. He’s performed many roles for Aspen’s Hudson Reed Ensemble including Scrooge and Julius Caesar. He performed the part of King Hamlet for Thunder River Theatre Company in Carbondale, Colorado. He is still performing as Walt Whitman in Zephyr Stage’s original production of Multitudes around Colorado. At the end of May he will be performing the one man show, Multitudes, portraying Walt Whitman at Whitman’s birthplace in New York as part of the nation’s bicentennial celebration of Whitman’s birth. He also makes occasional appearances as Hunter S. Thompson for the Aspen Historical Society.
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