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Friday, January 17th, 1975


         Its hard to believe the beauty around me
           when its so rare and fine,
         calling me, my eyes water with want
           and my soul aches for the loss of it
         but my car won't start today
           and I've never got enough time
         to do all those mundane things
           this dusty smoggy LA life is full of.


         I don't know where the shining haired
           beautiful people are today,
              there's none in my mirror.
         Though, sometimes, when my car starts
           and I've got a dollar in my pocket
         I can convince my friends I might know something
           just to see their eyes begin to water....


                                 17 jan 75





— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —


Saturday, January 25th, 1975
         LA visions, tonight, sobered me
           junior high hells of extortion and conformity.

         The teacher from college who couldn't believe it was real
           scared me with his stories ... all I want to do
           is get away from the edge of the city's sore.

         He goes to the school every day amazed ....
           He knows that, but for his tie, they'd rob him.

         He sees minds dying, pitifully smothered
           never having known clear perceptions.

         All of us, here, pushing to get to the top,
           somebody's got to fall.

         Best to forget them and move on
           and try not to look back
         not to hear the screams of those who pay
           for being born in the wrong place.

         We've got FM radio and shopping malls
           and a world that seldom borders on theirs.

         All we have to do is keep track of the edge of their world
           and keep moving, one step ahead of their cries.

                                    25 jan 75

— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —

1975-03-?? The Big Apple

Saturday, March 1st, 1975
                          The Big Apple

         I am evolution come to consciousness
           with just enough awareness to see my purpose, sometimes,
         though all that I am and how I came to be
           is still far beyond me.

         We've only so recently seen evolution's pattern
           emerge from the darkness of our ignorance
         that the very breadth and span of it
           causes us yet to doubt it.

         To doubt that evolution has truly
           been given over to the evolved.
         But, the very consequences of our ignorance
           now bears down on us, and in direct proportion,
         to that knowledge, for which we're responsable,
           simply by knowing it.

                                 mar 75

         - a watershed thought

— Copyright 1965-2008 by Dennis Gallagher —