ThoughtForToday – 7 November 

[photo screen shot from a scope by Kate @suntrine1)

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Those shoes you’re wearing are exotic.

That accent you have is exotic.

Your toothpaste exotic.

Discarded cigarette butts exotic.

Weeds exotic.

Hummingbirds exotic.

Prayers exotic.

Farts exotic.

Mona Lisa exotic.

Yourself exotic

– to someone

Charles Bukowski – “Magical Mystery Tour

Charles Bukowski before he died
Charles Bukowski before he died

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Magical mystery tour

I am in this low-slung sports car
painted a deep, rich yellow
driving under an Italian sun.
I have a British accent.
I’m wearing dark shades
an expensive silk shirt.
there’s no dirt under my
fingernails.
the radio plays Vivaldi
and there are two women with
me
one with raven hair
the other a blonde.
they have small breasts and
beautiful legs
and they laugh at everything I
say.

as we drive up a steep road
the blonde squeezes my leg
and nestles closer
while raven hair
leans across and nibbles my
ear.

we stop for lunch at a quaint
rustic inn.
there is more laughter
before lunch
during lunch and after
lunch.

after lunch we will have a
flat tire on the other side of
the mountain
and the blonde will change the
tire
while
raven hair
photographs me
lighting my pipe
leaning against a tree
the perfect background
perfectly at peace
with
sunlight
flowers
clouds
birds
everywhere.

“Making love to my mother-in-law” – poem by Paul O’Mahony

If

you’re going to make love

to your mother-in-law

I have advice for you:

don’t do it on Christmas Day

with her husband

and

your wife

downstairs

in the kitchen

underneath…

(To be continued)

Roger Overall – Cartooning – “the maker’s art”


Welcome Roger Overall – my great friend & longtime collaborator. [I took the snaps on my iPhone6.]
Roger came to work in my kitchen & we recorded the audio while he did his best to start & complete a cartoon in 20 minutes. This is the story of the work. The phrase “the maker’s story” came up during our conversation.


  
  


  
  
  

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Note:

Thank you very much Roger.  I feel honoured to publish your work.  <img

You can contact Roger on Twitter @rogeroverall