Question Marks

The sky was raining question marks
Djinn spinning in bodies of dust
Air rippling with cobalt sparks
Dancing in fantasies of treasure and trust

Coming to in a bed of thorns
Beneath a scalding hot pink dome
The wailing wind imitating horns
Mirages curdling up with foam

Crowds and clouds appeared like smoke
Where nothing at all should be
And I think I’m starting to get the joke
That the desert was playing on me

It’s time and it’s time
And it’s time to make it happen
But it’s a different “it” this time
Matters may not get better
But they’ll be different all the same
Cause like they say, history rhymes

We slapped a halo on a scarecrow
And wondered why those rows wouldn’t grow
Scattered salty seeds in sterile soil
Watered with our essential oils

We never dared to doubt out loud
When we danced up a storm among the clouds
Split the sky and kicked loose rain
Trickling down in liquid refrains

It’s time and it’s time
And it’s time to make it happen
But it’s a different “it” this time
Matters may not get better
But they’ll be different all the same
Cause like they say,
Like they say
History rhymes

The Mobius band got out of hand
Out in the desert we made our last stand
Balloon filled until it could not expand
And wandered the sky in search of land

The ambrosia and the nectar flowed
From a fountain of naive dreams
And it was golden how everything glowed
Until it all came apart at the seems

It’s time and it’s time
And it’s time to make it happen
But it’s a different “it” this time
Matters may not get better
But they’ll be different all the same
Cause like they say,
Like they say
History rhymes

Goatman Pan with a pipe and a plan
Playin’ Bacchanalian Jam
Looping distortions through the caves
Building castles out of waves

Sarasvati strumming slide sitar
Seven sisters down from the stars
Sitting in as a backup choir
Pele dancing and breathing fire

Shiva rocking skins with all six limbs
Beating upon singularity’s rim
Drumming out the dead in single file
Chugging Soma like it’s going out of style

It’s time and it’s time
And it’s time to make it happen
But it’s a different “it” this time
Matters may not get better
But they’ll be different all the same
Cause like they say,
Like they say
History rhymes