Everything’s Distorted

Everything’s distorted coming in from the outside

through a cracked window leaking sunlight

I can almost make out the picture

but it’s fading fast

maybe already gone

and I’m looking for silhouettes in an ocean of shadow

as wave after wave after wave after wave

breaks upon the shore and rises

Floodwaters silent in their drowning rush

come to carry away what was built here

the once regal towers reaching for the sky

on foundations no one knew were made of sand

MC5 – Kick Out the Jams, an album far ahead of its time. Recorded live in Detroit as the band’s debut record, it’s an explosion of pure rock rage up until the final track, Starship, which becomes something like the love child of Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, and Pink Floyd, though MC5 was formed before all of them. If you’re a fan of rock and roll, you should give it a listen!

Image by Olle August from Pixabay

11 responses to “Everything’s Distorted”

  1. Hey Mitch! I love all of your music suggests and the stories behind them. While we’re in this state of isolation would you be interested in taking a listen to my album? Its not rock it’s more electronic and experimental but some good crash boom bangs… It’s an obviously unintentional pre-pandemic release that dropped on the 20th of March. I’d love to hear what you think… Thank you for continuing to write every day btw…


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  2. Very lovely David. I love how you ended this poem with everything being built on sand. Beautiful words. I can easily see I am not the only one who loves the ocean. Love all your music references. Stay healthy my friend. Love 💕 Joni

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      • Oh that is hard to believe. I assumed you spent a lot of time on the coast. I am drawn to the water like a moth to flame. The Carolina coast is very nice if you stay away from crowds. The Oregon coast is so beautiful. I miss it but grateful to be not too far from the coast. Hugs and love, stay safe David. ❤️💕🌺 Joni

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