state of the heart
iam an american sex dreamer
gone mad. i only know what i love.
i don't remember being born
but i played very hard
naked in the rain
under the stars
& other blue moons of childhood.
i played with myself
up on the roof, in treehouses
& in wet fairy bowers.
i know dreams come true,
perhaps that would explain
why a grown man would be doing this.
i have lived in paris, mississippi,
rome, texas, & little havana.
i have held the most idiotic jobs
that you can imagine:
i was a picture framer in florence,
i was a pimp around jackson square
in new orleans: i was a snake farmer
deep in the everglades.
in new york city, i rented roller skates
to tourists in central park on sundays;
& for awhile, in the heart of saturday night
i was a rocking roll star
known as johnny majestic