Blurbs for my (David L O’Nan) upcoming book “Before the Bridges Fell” from Ron Whitehead

“Enter the shadow realms of the creative imagination. Embrace the logic of surrealism, of waking dreams, of hallucination. Sing the poem songs of delusion, pain, struggle, suffering, desire, exultation. Turn back the cover, crawl into BEFORE THE BRIDGES FELL, and enjoy the brilliant poetry of David L O’Nan.” 

Some poems from Merritt Waldon

Couches on Fire

Blind to street names, they drink, love & sleep
Killing time, mending silence & loneliness

 the irresistible urge to feel another's

Couches on fire with undiluted dreams
Eyes meet, music plays loudly

As she opens a mason jar full of memories
Haunted with beer breath kisses

& nude 3 a.m.'s, where minds idling 
Become secret eternities

Mystic Candle Light

High pitched droning unfolding in to words
Toes drag across beige shag carpet

A cigarette burns in an ash tray where
Prophesy mingles up from finger into 
The blue smoke

Dreams & vision warm themselves
Next to the mystic candle light

Nowhere awakens burgeoning
With deep song

Transcendent Eye Meditation

Sun slow cloud filled sky
Blue field golden pages

Dug out a cathedral like cosmos

Prophetic blue eyes
Stars emanating 

Soaking in & consuming all
Projective realities

Transcendent eye

Formulating the song of ages

While imitating an Elder tree

Reaching for the sun

Sheltering the lost children

Of the future

Hymn to Sleep

Narcoleptic eyes burn
Air dehydrated against 
fluorescent light
Necromantic power naps
Retrieving bulk messages
Written beneath our tongues

Perpetual Dream Machine (for Robert Desnos)

Troubling future now
A “woke” generation

Lost w/o true knowledge
Lost w/o robert desnos

& his perpetual dream

Bio:  merritt waldon 47 year old poet from/lives southern indiana has been in quite a few publications has books by cajun mutt press Oracles from a strange fire co authored by Ron Whitehead, second Pistol City Blues published by Deadmans Press Ink.