backmasking (20160930)

i had some records
that i would put on
the turntable
drop the needle
and spin
them backwards

we’d all heard about
led zeppelin’s secret
messages but the
beatles were more to my
liking
the creepy
paul is dead rumor
–it would be a meme now–
filled me with longing dread
half-hoping it were true
knowing it couldn’t be

vinyl is hip again
in small doses
because you can’t let
nostalgia grow too big
or you won’t make money

my voice is a backwards
message
no needles and vinyl
just digitally flipped
waveforms
like the waves
pulling me out
washing me up

——

Now with audio!

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backmasking 2

Poem 20150122

leave a message
after the beep
or
you could leave a massage
but that’s more
intimate
and probably involved
and might require
someone
to cross state lines
so that i could receive
the laying on
of hands

beep