from the upcoming Train of Thought, 2017.

Pick it up, the pen
in your hand, look at it.
Put it to the edge of the margin
now let’s begin.

See I make music, melodies on any whim, you think your liquor is quicker, you’re liquid thinking
Drops of water, in a minute
I’ll show you who’s timid, when I open the doors of this train and start break dancing on the engine.

When I set a fire in your kitchen
I put it out by putting down a lyric or emblem, that redirects the system, soon the flames of the first start line dancing and recede back to a spark.

And you’re the gas and I’m the light
Let’s set it on fire, put the pen down let the ink spill out and inspire,

Rewire your programming that nasty dance of no. Bring it to a boil, let the time capsule open and let your soul explode!
That’s what I’m talking about!
Let chaos inside and put down the pen on margin inches, show mic control.

To each and every witness.


Jason Wright is the founder and Editor of Oddball Magazine. His column appears weekly.