ODE TO A TRICKSTER

by Silent Steve Boyd

(Based on a character created by Peter Coyote)


[QUIET ON THE SET! - ACTION!]


20th-Century year one
fast sun summers gone,
autumns low harvest home

Twin peaks flanking a telephone dial
alias William Bonnie
with a wry Digger smile

Rough and ready road trip - Olema country mile
silver stud ear ring, so cool yer' heels awhile
angel chopped hog, Gypsy Nor. Cal. style

Tattooed black ink eye
Ursa Major moon dotted stars
on flesh toned sky


[FADE OUT]


The new age has come on about
life acting as a T.V. host,
tattoos eradicated

Moon ghost flying solo on yer' own -
within yer' skin
yer' always home

Yer' telecasted image reaches the ends of earth
the marketable charm of yer' trade mark voice
resonates gritty zeal of the god gifted thespian

Timber booted Achilles heel

* Cooly objective
* Cast in-depth
* Weirdly relevant somehow
* No mere talking head
* Never freeze framed reel to reel
* Going for the long burn
* Frayed yet no sign of frazzle

Yer' a trooper man -
give em' the ole' razzle dazzle!


[CUT! THAT'S A WRAP - ROLL CREDITS]


Sept. 27, 2004 - A Digger's Presentation