“Persona: That which in reality you are not but which yourself as well as others think you are… in dreams it could appear as a scarecrow, a tramp or an empty field.”
— Carl Gustav Jung
NY in the forties, b/w.
There’s this backyard bully.
He’s bullying me now.
Threatening to “make a call” .
Then there’s Nick Nolte impersonating Leslie Nielsen.
Leslie Nielson disguised as a Bowery bum.
He’s wearing a tattered zoot suit.
Now I am yelling, It’s Leslie Nielsen!
But nobody recognises him because this is the forties.
So Leslie Nielson takes a crap.
I cry out,
Into his bloated plastic bladder!
No, it’s RAVSH! or RAUSH!
Louder & louder!
Screaming at the top of my lungs:
I’m hovering over Battery Park & Governor’s Island.
Big steam liners breathing.
(to be continued)
Prog legend Van der Graaf Generator – Theme One (1971)
Peter Bies © 2011