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~ '57 Chevies, Budweiser, Lucky Strikes, Bob Dylan & Buddy Holly (A Love for Real) (Not Fade Away)

“nice sunset,

if i do say so myself,” says god

“yes, it has buddha nature,” say the buddhas

from the back seat of a ’57 chevy

idling on the sand just south of gold beach

“you’re always saying that,” says god

“what?” ask the buddhas

“you know, everything has buddha nature,” says god

“well, everything does,

at least before thinking gets in the way,”

says one of the buddhas

“why are you so anxious to deny thought?”

asks god

“i mean, squeezing consciousness out of heat and carbon

is pretty good, as far as acts of creation go,” he continues

“yes, but, the minute you conceptualize something,

it ceases to be real,” answers one of the buddhas

“would ya mind handing me another budweiser?” asks god,

“i’ll check and make sure it’s real.”

one of the buddhas grabs one

from the watery ice in the cooler

and hands it up to god

who pulls the tab

and fires up another lucky strike

a ring of blue smoke curls up

and swirls out the window

everyone is silent

a christmas tree air freshener

hangs from the rear view mirror

mister tambourine man plays on the radio

over and over again

yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky

with one hand waving free

silhouetted by the sea,

circled by the circus sands

with all memory and fate

driven deep beneath the waves

let me forget about today until tomorrow

“greatest rock and roll song ever,” says god

“well, maybe,” say the buddhas,

“but couldn’t we listen to a new song

every once in awhile?”

god fades away and

takes another long drag on the lucky

mysteriously, the song changes on the radio

my love is bigger than a cadillac

i try to show it and you drive me back

your love for me has got to be real

for you to know a just how i feel

a love for real, not fade away

“a little buddy holly? asks god

“sweet,” say the buddhas

“too bad cat stevens converted to islam,” says god

“yeah, we were kinda partial to

“buddha and the chocolate box,” say the buddhas

 

pacific ocean

just south of gold beach

fuji color slide film

zero image 69

pinhole camera

 

Please take a look at:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=88kZIM6zXn0

 

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Taken on March 20, 2008