Gallant Goofus

from by The John V. Variety Hour

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oh dear, poor goofus
dumb up on your steed
towards the well with no water
galloping for some new death or intrigue
or else grave disorder
you’ll find it not quite easy as it seems
to acquiesce completely
while continuing to rattle on

'and i promise
i’m not one of those guys
who’ll promise you earth and the skies
and sing you a ballad disguised
and play you the 7th chord'


'old lorca lullaby:
"horse won’t drink from stream"
––nor carnation’s daughter?
this quoting poetry’s lost its potency
anyway, it’s just the water'

and so on, goofus kept on, continuing
till they walked into the ocean
and disappeared into the fog


'oh, and i? i promise
i’m not one of those guys
who’ll promise you earth and the skies
and sing you a ballad disguised
and play you the 7th chord'

(“won’t drink from stream")
then A minor
(“won’t drink from stream”)
then A minor!
(quote poetry)
minor!
(quote poetry)


and i(iii) will stumble through heathers
and might die, in a colorless light
oh, but i(iiii) still gallop, untethered
and follow our master into solitary night

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from HR 1, released September 13, 2016

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