The spintop wobbles after a dizzying week. It spins, the revolutions breathless. It turns, slower now, spinning on wisps of the remaining adrenaline.
He’s got it half right. It is the steady pounding of days that is our undoing.
I’ve seen what’s to come—
it is the days,
the steady pounding of days,
like gentle rain,
that will be our undoing.
— John Philip Johnson, from “There Have Come Soft Rains,” Rattle (No. 45)
And it’s Yoko Ono’s memories of the Summer of 1961 that beckon. “Stand in the evening light until you become transparent or until you fall asleep.”
Let it go.
Evaporate into the night.
Bring on the grace of Saturday morning.
- Photograph – Maria Stolan (Blue Lights Wake Me)
- Yoko Ono, 1961 Summer, “Body Piece” from “Grapefruit.”