shipwrecked sounds, electric storms sailed,
burning guitars wept, feedback wailed:
Haight Ashbury purple-haze deeply inhaled.
mountain’s might defied, freak flag unfurled,
black axe craftsman rocked an uptight world,
sonic journeys taken, dreams dervish-whirled.
shy eyes fret-focused, blurred concert aisles,
Strat-stabbed songs, few self-satisfied smiles,
pop shocked by gypsy clothes, Cherokee-style.
blistering your chords, stereo-phased effects,
Electric Ladyland experienced, psychedelic elect,
off-prescription pills, ill-health slurred dialect.
prematurely robbed, you choked on bile vomit
trail-blazed dark skies, lit by crashing comet,
– did heaven set you free, musical momot?
momot = tropical American bird resembling a blue jay and having greenish and bluish plumage
image: Gary Brown, Scottish illustrator, working in California, published in numerous comic books. http://www.garrybrownart.com