Ishmael’s Song No. 41
(Update for How Things Go)
I try hard not to be the worst
but the small shadow I cast
can’t even bring darkness to your light
I am a man with two balls in his pants
one ambitious brain to direct two hands
and a heart in his chest
but heck sing at my grave at least I tried.
Images: The Art of the Girlie Mag: If Charlie Parker Was a Gunslinger, There’d Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats:
Ace, vol. 4, #3; October 1962;
Ralph Steadman: The Whale.