Black Dog Blue

Black dog blue
I am tired
You son of sickness
Why you hound me so
Noonday demon
I am faded
You priest of bleakness
How within me you do grow
Darkness visible
I see you clearly
Please stop asking
That which you already know
Sunlight blazing
I feel your blessing burning
I pray you help me
This interloper must go
Gene G. McLaughlin 2017

I and Thou

Want is the shackle of meaning

Disassociation the denier of art

Awareness the being of feeling

Acknowledgement of I as a relational part

Air and ether and cosmos

The other and fires and sprawl

God is ever present within us

The sum and total of all

Gene G. McLaughlin 2017

Inspired by Gord Downie’s final record Introduce Yourself