Saturday, April 9, 2011

When We Were Kids



It started when we were little kids.
Free spirits, but already
tormented by our own hands
given to us by our parents.
We got together and wrote on desks
and slept in laundry rooms near snowy mountains
and slipped through whatever
cracks we could find,
minds altered, we didn't falter
in portraying hysterical and
tragic characters in a smog
filled universe.
We loved the dirty city
and the journeys away from it.
We had not yet been or seen our friends, selves,
chase tails round and round in downward spirals,
leaving trail of irretrievable,
vital life juice behind...


By Anthony Kiedis (Scar Tissue)

Image by Vivian Maier