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Art by W. Jack Savage 2019

NIGHT REVELATIONS

 

IN

 

BIZARRO COUNTRY

 

 

 

by Dr. Mel Waldman  

 

 

 

I

drink the oval darkness

 

a

swirling Sombrero

 

rotating

Mexican hat

 

&/or

mind-altering vanilla malted

 

Kahlua

on the rocks with cream

 

my

otherworldly dream journey

 

 

 

&

taste the raw scent of phantasmagoria

 

an

eerie sweetness

 

the

bite of paradox

 

&

the bitter maw of illusion

a

magic lantern

 

&

a dream rushing forth in my trauma-flooded head

 

 

 

like

the mad waves of Freud’s ID  

 

oceanic

storm in the forbidden darkness

 

or

a mad dog in Un-Reality

 

or

a demonic migraine that floods my brain with unbearable pain

 

 

 

but

in a grand metamorphosis

 

sweet

phantasmagoria

 

gallops

across my Mind’s Eye like a gorgeous mustang

 

&

my beautiful beast of grandeur/transcendence

 

recreates

me on my everlasting journey into Bizarro Country

 

 

 

&

in the deep nothingness

 

I

drink the terrible darkness

 

 

&

devour night revelations

 

the

glimmer of divine light

 

&

the Mysterium Tremendum  

 

I

fear/seek

 

a

metaphysical conundrum

 

here

in the nowhere of Bizarro Country

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Mel Waldman is a psychologist, poet, and writer whose stories have appeared in numerous magazines including HARDBOILED DETECTIVE, ESPIONAGE, THE SAINT, PULP METAL MAGAZINE, and AUDIENCE. His poems have been widely published in magazines and books including A NEW ULSTER, CLOCKWISE CAT, CRAB FAT LITERARY MAGAZINE, ESKIMO PIE, INDIANA VOICE JOURNAL, LIQUID IMAGINATION, THE BROOKLYN LITERARY REVIEW, BRICKPLIGHT, SKIVE MAGAZINE, ODDBALL MAGAZINE, PABLO LENNIS, POETRY PACIFIC, POETICA, RED FEZ, SQUAWK BACK, SWEET ANNIE & SWEET PEA REVIEW, THE JEWISH LITERARY JOURNAL, THE JEWISH PRESS, THE JERUSALEM POST, HOTMETAL PRESS, MAD SWIRL, HAGGARD & HALLOO, ASCENT ASPIRATIONS, YELLOW MAMA, THE BITCHIN’ KITSCH, SOUL-LIT, TWO DROPS OF INK, and NAMASTE FIJI: THE INTERNATIONAL ANTHOLOGY OF POETRY. A past winner of the literary GRADIVA AWARD in Psychoanalysis, he was nominated for a PUSHCART PRIZE in literature and is the author of 11 books.



W. Jack Savage is a retired broadcaster and educator. He is the author of eight books including Imagination: The Art of W. Jack Savage (wjacksavage.com).  To date, more than fifty of Jack’s short stories and over a thousand of his paintings and drawings have been published worldwide. Jack and his wife Kathy live in Monrovia, California.

In Association with Black Petals & Fossil Publications 2019