I am grateful for: “those that would answer the call…”

portrait of K.J. Legry as “laundry woman” by Moona ElBoukhari

Maa Kali says, “I will kill you man boys, you crybabies, your ego…” and she sticks her tongue out to flick it.

And Jesus says, “Listen to your father and be nice to your brother.”
and Buddha says, “Never Mind.”
I am a traitor to everyone because
the truth betrays us all
and sets them free;
us and we
that would fight
for 
“it…”
for “us”
that would still care
about “we”
and HOW not WHY to protect you all.
i just do.
not that it matters to U.
And freedom doesn’t grant more control
and freedom doesn’t make “them” fall
it just rings for those that would answer the call.
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The Steve Lacy “Ryd/ Dark Red” (music video) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

Steve Lacy “Ryd/ Dark Red” LYRICS:

(Part One Ryd)

Speedin’ down the backstreet
I’m tryin’ to get you in my backseat
‘cuz I want you to ride with me 
Baby ride on me

Speedin’ down the backstreet
I’m tryin’ to get you in my backseat
‘cuz I want you to ride with me
Baby ride on me

I see the way you lookin’ at me
Through my peripheral
Vision pretty baby as I ride on this empty road
I’m just lookin’ for somethin’ to do
Asked if she was hungry does she want any food and
She said, “Nah” then she kissed me on my cheek
Next thing I know she was feelin’ on me
And
I was in the M double-O D
When she said park my car down the backstreet

Speedin’ down the backstreet
I’m tryin’ to get you in my backseat
‘cuz I want you to ride with me
Baby ride on me

Speedin’ down the backstreet
I’m tryin’ to get you in my backseat
‘cuz I want you to ride with me
Baby ride on me

(Part Two Dark Red)

Something bad is ’bout to happen to me
I don’t know it but I feel it comin’
Might be so sad, might leave my nose running
I just hope she don’t wanna leave me

Don’t you give me up, please don’t give up
On me, I belong, with you, and only you, baby
Only you, my girl, only you, babe
Only you, darling, only you, babe
Only you, my girl, only you, babe
Only you, darling, only you

Something bad is ’bout to happen to me
Why I feel this way I don’t know maybe
I think of her so much it drives me crazy
I just don’t want her to leave me

Don’t you give me up, please don’t give up
On me, I belong with you, and only you, baby
Only you, my girl, only you, babe
Only you, darling, only you, babe
Only you, my girl, only you, babe
Only you, darling, only you

What if she’s fine
It’s my mind that’s wrong
And I just let bad thoughts
Linger for far too long
What if (if!), she’s fine (fine!)
It’s my mind that’s wrong
And I just (just!) let bad thoughts (thoughts!)
Linger for far too long

Don’t you give me up please don’t give up
On me, I belong, with you, only you, baby
Only you, my girl, only you, babe
Only you, darling, only you, babe
Only you, my girl, only you, babe
Only you, darling, only you

(roll credits)

I just wanna take it…

take it, take it, take it,

take it slow…

ooh ahha…

saaay~ I just wanna take it,

take it, take it,

take it slow… oh~

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I am grateful for: “all that one could desire…”

“good foot ~ bad shoe” (illustration) by K. J. Legry

A tree-frog takes form, 

inhaled from her gut and puffed through the pale croon of her neck, 
conjured into her face turned the same red as her hair; 
eyes~ squeezed tight and concentrated inward 
on the C-shape of her diaphragm, 
lips raised to the highest peak posture extends, 
set free 
by a perfectly enunciated long roll 
of high glottal chirps…  
***
He is mesmerized and silent for a good minute.
***
Sits back with a satisfied look on her face and she says, “That’s what they do.”
***
He claps his hands enthusiastically and believes her both whole heartedly and impressed.  
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The Radiohead “Lotus Flower” (music video) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.
Radiohead “Lotus Flower” LYRICS:

I will shape myself into your pocket
Invisible
Do what you want
Do what you want

I will shrink and I will disappear
I will slip into the groove and cut me off
And cut me off

There’s an empty space inside my heart
Where the weeds take root
And now I’ll set you free
I’ll set you free
There’s an empty space inside my heart
Where the weeds take root
So now I’ll set you free
I’ll set you free

Slowly we unfurl
As lotus flowers
‘Cause all is a moon upon a stick
Just to see what if
Just to see what is
I can’t kick your habit
Just to fill your fast ballooning head
Listen to your heart

We will shrink and we’ll be quiet as mice
And while the cat is away
Do what we want
Do what we want

There’s an empty space inside my heart
Where the weeds take root
So now I’ll set you free
I’ll set you free

‘Cause all is a moon upon a stick
Just to see what if
Just to see what is
The bird lights float into my room

Slowly we unfurl
As lotus flowers
‘Cause all  is a moon upon a stick
I dance around the pit
The darkness is beneath
I can’t kick your habit
Just to feed your fast ballooning head
Listen to your heart

Written by Colin Charles Greenwood, Edward John O’brien, Jonathan Richard Guy Greenwood, Philip James Selway, Thomas Edward Yorke • Copyright © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

I am grateful for: “the Hang Fire before the Hang Five…”

“Mermaid” (mixed media) by K. J. Legry

*Cowboy Camp*

He is so enamored with a woman who can turn his faults into origami,
lend him a folding chair when at times the morale picnic has agreed to badminton birdies and all
he longs
to do
is sit with his face in his hands, peeking 
through his shakes;
makes a church steeple with two index fingers
so she might
return
with cold water for his frogs.
Everything is croaking,
she says
and he nods, troubled over 
which words to use, urgently 
listens for mating songs; 
tuning out the way 
she describes 
where the cremated remains will be scattered.
***
“the Paper Sea” (mixed media) by K. J. Legry
The Alekesam “Black Cowboy” (music audio) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

Alekesam “Black Cowboy” LYRICS:

i turn show ponies into wild horses
i’m a black cowboy riding a dolphin
when you swim with me you can breathe the sea
see the breeze, be…
profiling, scuba dive, you feel me, i feel you
get up on me, canopy
enjoy the beast, like you was climbing trees

where you at
i’m trying to find you
it’s a long way to go
circle back
i’m trying to define you
it’s the wrong way to know

looking good, at the skyline
windblown, all shown
satellites, postcards
spun around, but i get there
riding well, we pace ourselves
shake those shells
rock the bells
you come to me from the future
how you do them things you do

where you at
i’m trying to find you
it’s a long way to go
circle back
i’m trying to define you
it’s the wrong way to know

morning eyes hi tide
uga booga valentine
ju ju clean craze
new sensual

Performed by: AlekesamWritten by: Selema Masekela, Sunny Levine, Eamon Ryland, Giuseppe Patane, Zach CowieProduced by: Sunny Levine © all rights reserved

 

I am grateful for: “Getting Lucky…”

“sky was wide open; a tree branch knew the way” (mixed media) by K.J. Legry

“Sky was wide open; a tree branch knew the way”

Quilting with Wood

tree house
sowing room
wild flowers
 
pine
needle
bed on fire
 
Neko loves Kaoru.
 
As luck would have it, i was a black cat when U crossed my path
and U were the black sheep; not one to follow or flock
U howled at the full moon like U were a wolf
rather to be lucky than good…
***

The Gin Wigmore “I Do” (music audio) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

Gin Wigmore “I Do” LYRICS:

Starlight kicking around without you by my side makes me feel alright
I start this day as new
Until I wake up find myself and I’ll break up
Today ain’t gonna be great
But I can re-write this through

You know I need you sometimes
And i’ll hold on tight
Don’t matter what my reasons are
I still do love you

I do, I do, I do, I do, I do, I choose you
So why don’t you choose me too
There’s no mistake
On a lonely day I want you

I can change babe my bitter cold
And dark days and staying awake
When I see you and your beautiful ways
To be hollow stop, go, I don’t know
But if your thinking ’bout leaving me NO, NO, NO
We can get through it, just let us do it

 I need you sometimes
And i hold on tight
Don’t matter what my reasons are
I still do love you
and I do, I do, I do, I do,  I choose you
So why don’t you choose me too
There’s no mistake
On a lonely day I want you
So why don’t you want me too

I do, I do, I do, I…

I do, I do, I do, I do, I do I choose you
So why don’t you choose me too
It’s no mistake NO
Its not even a lonely day
And I want you
So why don’t you want me too

I do, I do, I do, I do, I do I choose you

You I choose, you so why don’t you choose me too

mmmm yeah

There’s no mistake NO
Its not even a lonely day
And I want you
So why don’t you want me too

I do, I do, I do, I do 

Written by Sacha Skarbek, Gin Wigmore, Martin Terefe • Copyright © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group

I am grateful for: “Scratching that Itch…”

“scratched out love notes” by K. J. Legry 2017

 

so f***uck me; here i am fighting with the “western mind”

but I’m not born in the “eastern-mind” neither,

so my shoes don’t fit and i don’t seem to be wearing any pants…

 

 

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The xx “Angels” (music audio) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSESPhotography by Davy Evans.

The xx “Angels” Lyrics:
Light reflects from your shadow
It is more than i thought could exist
You move through the room
Like breathing was easy
If someone believed me

They would be
As in love with you as I am
They would be
As in love with you as I am
They would be
As in love with you as I am
They would be
In love, love, love

And everyday
I am learning about you
The things that no one else sees
And the end comes too soon
Like dreaming of angels
And leaving without them
And leaving without them

Being
As in love with you as I am
Being
As in love with you as I am
Being
As in love with you as I am
Being
As in love, love, love

love, love, love

love, love, love

And with words unspoken
A silent devotion
I know you know what I mean
And the end is unknown
But I think i’m ready
As long as you’re with me

Being
As in love with you as I am
Being
As in love with you as I am
Being
As in love with you as I am
Being
As in love, love, love

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I am grateful for: “Whomever Sees Me for I Am Who I Am…”

Bill Talsma draws Kate #1 (archetypes and stereotypes) series

Bill Talsma draws Kate #2 (archetypes and stereotypes) series

Bill Talsma draws Kate #3 (archetypes and stereotypes) series

Bill Talsma draws Kate #4 (archetypes and stereotypes) series

“Self Portrait” (Book Cover) for My Life as an Open Book, by K.J. Legry

The Love (Arthur Lee) “Everybody’s Gotta Live” (music audio) is being posted here for NO COMMERCIAL PURPOSES.

(Arthur Lee) “Everybody’s Gotta Live” LYRICS:

Everybody’s gotta live,
and everybody’s gonna die
Everybody’s gotta live,
I think you know the reason why

Sometimes the going gets so good
Then again it gets pretty rough
But when I have you in my arms baby,
You know I just can’t, I just can’t get enough

Everybody’s gotta live,
and everybody’s gonna die.
Everybody’s try to have a good time
I think you know the reason why

I saw a blind man  standing on the corner yesterday baby 
He couldn’t hardly tie his shoes 
But he had a harmonica and a guitar wrapped around his neck, and he sure could
Sure could play the blues

Everybody’s gotta live,
And everybody’s gonna die
Everybody’s gonna try to have a good time
I think you know the reason why

I feel like I’ve seen just about a million sunsets.
She said if your with me I’ll never go away.
That’s when I stopped and I took another look at my baby; 
She said if your with me I’ll never go away

Because Everybody’s gotta live,
and everybody’s gonna die
Everybody’s gotta live,
Before you know the reason why

I had a dream the other night, baby
I dreamt that I was all alone.
But when I woke up I took another look around my self,
And I was surrounded by fifty million strong Oh Yeah

Everybody’s gotta live,
and everybody’s gunna die.
Everybody’s gotta live,
before you know the reason why

Everybody’s gotta live,
And everybody’s gonna die…
Everybody’s gotta live
(You Gotta Live!)
before You know the reason why.

Written by Arthur Lee • Copyright © BMG Rights Management US, LLC

I am grateful for: “the Lost and Found…”

page 14 illustration from Monkey Stew by K.J.Legry

“A Suitcase for a Suitcase”

I tell him, “I bumped into you and ended up with the wrong suitcase… they looked the same but their contents were not appropriate for one another, nor relevant and too personal to share; far too intimate for strangers *I mean* but it was an understandable accident.”

He abruptly blurts, “Everything that is fear is not love and Everything that is love cannot be fear.”
I hold forward his suitcase to make the exchange and confess, “I prefer my own baggage to yours.”
He doesn’t accept his suitcase back and hesitates to relinquish mine.  “There are no accidents.” He insists.  “Only reasons to love.” 
I hold forward his suitcase to make the exchange.
He shakes his head.  “Keep it.”  He says, “Ask me to let go of mine so you won’t take yourself away from me completely.”
I squint at him as if I’ve lost my focus and continue to hold forward his suitcase to make the exchange. 
He shakes his head.  “Keep it. You think me too ungrateful for the time you are taking to return it to me and I agree to be ungrateful.”
“So…you’re not going to give me MY suitcase back in exchange for your own?” I ask him in disbelief. 
“Finders Keepers.”  He says.  “You think me too lustful and I agree to be lustful.  And you should agree to be heart broken.  It means we are fully embraced.”
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Tedy “Lost and Found” Lyrics:

Already know the consequences
Already know where this will lead
In my head no you’re not perfect
But like a drug there’s no release
Stay with me, hold my hand
And the night will go
Run around, light the dark
We’ll be beautiful

We can stay lost in the moment
Love each other down ’til the sun rise up
Don’t be afraid just let me in
Love me and I’ll, I’ll do the same
You’re plain in the lies and all your secrets
I’ll take them on, I’ll be your keeper

Let’s run away
No need to stay
We’re alone now
We’re lost and found
Let’s run away
No need to stay
In this ghosttown
We’re lost and found

Remember when you told me.. you love me  oooh
I told you even death can never tear us apart  ooooh
I care through my heart
Shot in the dark
We’ll be like the stories
That we used to love
I’ll die for you, I’ll live for you

and that’s enough 
We’re all we need
Don’t be afraid just let me in
Love me and I’ll, I’ll do the same
You’re plain in the lies and all your secrets
I’ll take them on, I’ll be your keeper

Let’s run away
No need to stay
We’re alone now
We’re lost and found
Let’s run away
No need to stay
In this ghosttown
We’re lost and found

When it feels like the world’s falling down
I’ll be there to lift you from the ground
Don’t be afraid just let me in
Love me and I’ll, I’ll do the same
You’re plain in the lies and all your secrets
I’ll take them on, I’ll be your keeper

Let’s run away
No need to stay
We’re alone now
We’re lost and found
Let’s run away
No need to stay
In this ghosttown
We’re lost and found