Saturday, March 07, 2009

The Lunatic on the Bus

The Lunatic on the Bus
Held his Arby’s bag close
As he laughed uncontrollably

The laugh turned into a cough
A hacking, phlegm-filled cough
And he smiled

It was nothing but a joke to him
And he gasped, out of breath
And began to weep

His fellow passengers sat silent
And watched the stops
Flick slowly by


  1. This reminds me of "Brain Damage" by Pink Floyd, and also The Madcap Laughs of Syd Barrett's.

  2. What high praise, Lisa B! I'm actually quite fond of this piece. I had no recollection of its psychedelic connections, however.

  3. Ah, I miss the Salt Lake crazies on the bus. And strangely, now I want a roast beef sandwich. Mmmmm.... (YICK!)