Archive for February, 1975


Saturday, February 8th, 1975
            Sitting here hurting
              for her hurt and mine
            scared I'm wrong
              but not knowing
                anything better to do.

            This won't keep me from getting old
              and it won't change me
            from the dreamer I've been
              and it won't make the TV real
            it won't even feel good,
              Lord knows.

            I'd have never believed love
              such a cruel whip.

            Freddie said that God wouldn't have
              given us minds capable of choice
            if the choices were not to be ours
              and we to put the pieces in place
            but somehow the result wasn't
              the clear light I expected
            but just the same darkness
              all mine now....

            Attachment increasing is love
              attachment decreasing is pain.

                              8 feb 75

— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —


Tuesday, February 18th, 1975
         Think on makeup and poise ... it makes the observer cautious
         because of its unspoken intention to control his perceptions.

         But it whips the wearer more deeply
         with that very same fear she sought to escape just then.

         For just when she's accepted, ...just then she cannot become real
         because of all the change might reveal.

                                       18 Feb 75

— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —


Wednesday, February 26th, 1975
            Take this cup of love away
            I no longer think I'm able
            to partake of the feast of life
            while seated at love's table

               Slow charades of the past
               we walk thru
               looking on the forms we've turned
               the surfaces of our lives

            These weeks and months
            wait on the seasons of our heart to turn
            tender touches and looks of loss
            the actors turning to dust

                                 26 feb 75
                                 Buena Park

— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —