Papa Was A Rolling Morlock / Will Doc...

Papa Was A Rolling Morlock / Will Dockery (draft)

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Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1 Dec 18, 2012
Here you go, here's the rough draft for the new poem I'm working on for the start of the 2013 Shadowville All-Stars sessions, as we prepare to break even more new musical and poetic ground.


Papa Was A Rolling Morlock

Clicking his flashlight
working old mimeograph.
Big old man eyebrows
arching wiry robin frost.
Tight lipped little loser
stapling his chapbooks.
Purple ink dandies
hairy futuristic Brits.
Drinking strange mead
hesitates on delivery.

He's wound tight
by she who intoxicates.
Press her hands back
she's flat on her back again.
Kiss the space
her face is open wide.
Stars sparkle bittersweet,
dripping from
these bearded lips.

Working underground
fiddlesticking in the fog.
Picking minds
for breakfast couplets.
Boss burbled gobbledegook
chewing treacle toffee.
He feeds on her mind like a vulture
as she cries out jargon.

All this for the Eloi
Englishters on the surface.
My one true love
died before I was born here.
My best friend
doesn't even exist yet..
They are not there unless
I remember them.

Playing a gambit
but still playing it straight.
Sent a fluffgirl downstairs
shaking her pompador.
Clicked his flashlight
asked was it him or them.
Saw the bloody handprint
no flatlander expectations.

Crabbed picture reflects
as she inspects herself.
Winter is rugged
on the frail apple-tree.
Wrinkled man in a snow cap
hip shaking
through Spanish Moss.

-Will Dockery 2012

This is a rough draft, first version, so comments & critique are welcomed as I continue to tinker and make changes.

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