The Fall

And in the Fall
The stripping away of layers and layers
And standing naked
And the insights and the agonies and the ecstasies
All at once stripped away
And I enter all

I entered other dimensions and knew secrets and saw great visions
And was cast down, flung down onto cement
Back to earth
Spattered into the gutters of the world
Splattered onto the world concrete stage
Nineteen year old falls three stories and hits head on pavement
Smashed pumpkin skull

Here I am at the edge
At the shimmering void
And I crumple and buckle under
I grasp and hold at the images churning through awareness
I can hold none of it
I endure all of it
I am thrashed about in the fierce winds of wisdoms I am not ready for.

Bob Manrodt - 1995
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