Info Rider

To bring it back to rock ‘n roll influences,
when I was writing Neuromancer, I’m pretty sure
I was listening to Springsteen’s Nebraska
& thinking ‘OK, it’s not hotrods, it’s computers’.

horse & info rider blast straight towards boom in
terrific slow motion just as faulkner described it

smoke & thoughts plume into the atmosphere boom
nobodys on the road ahead for miles & behind us 

solitary wagons quietly disappearing into zeroes
& the wagons slip quietly into their long declines

horse & info rider now slowly gain speed tracking 
now approaching boom the sloping grey hills two
hours later arrived in boom's wind-blasted future 
rider dismounts horse & pulls down saddle-pack an

empty space where a sundowner's gun might softly
hide (the tones all brown & greens like thickets

the track not a road following the line of boom
built to define tracks in turn the wagons buried 

sleep in swags the rolling dreams & the grasses
that stick to the next day riding past boom that

slide into dusk & into dust & terrified platform
riders waiting there in half-light boys run from 

dark corners to grab at silver reins boom horses 
snort pink jets of steam from twin mechanical 

nostrils & the info rider melts into the building 
boom night only to emerge carrying silver sacks

his whistle now as boom boy hands back the reins 
warm & wet from his finger contact & the horsey

earth of boom streets the endless boom (& that
ride the foggy hollow creek & ditch hiding low-

hanging branches boom on (slow rider with yr twin
packs of info that just went boom in the moonlight

Davey Dreamnation
Davey Dreamnation

Davey Dreamnation (1972–?) is an Australalian musician, vocalist, pirate and record-label owner who now lives 'in the third person'.

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