When the Situation Hits Reverse
by Steven McCabe
When the situation hits reverse
When you sleep and the situation speaks in tongues
When you don’t have a seatbelt and you don’t have a car
Going backwards off a cliff is not such a bad plan.
You might start dancing and you might change hats
You might introduce yourself as somebody new
But you don’t have a car and you don’t want to steal
So you rise from the dead just to try it out.
And you’re not such a dunce – as you feel your way –
And you spin even more – and feel even more new.
I wrote this in a couple of minutes to the tune of Fates Right Hand by Rodney Crowell – sort of a country rap song from years ago. I always like personal transformation stories. Not that Fate’s Right Hand is a personal transformation story. But I guess the juxtaposition of these images signifies such a possibility.
I love this. I got the message. It was delightfully satisfying.
Thank you Jeanie. I’m sure your insight into whatever I was aiming at fills it up bigger.
I love the Whirling Dervish submission and beauty reference. I sometimes invite them to come twirling through my mind when completely without hope.
I was especially drawn to the line, “When you sleep and the situation speaks in tongues”. I’ve read somewhere that dreams tend to be complex when life is simple and simple when life is complex. There have been times in my life when I’ve been hit over the head with dream after dream until the meaning comes clear. After this, there’s no question – there has to be change.
That’s very insightful mrsdaffodil. Thanks so very much for this comment.
“…You might start dancing and you might change hats
You might introduce yourself as somebody new…”
Your work always speaks to me Steven and sometimes resonates with echoes of my own transmogrification. This post does, and evokes so many images from my own journey.
Your words chant magik and your images so perfectly juxtapose spirit and cosmic laughter.
I’ve missed your art my friend.
Thank you John. I appreciate your relationship to this process and it seems we’re on a path calling us as much as we create it ourselves. I appreciate your words about this work.