Phantasm 4

On July 10, I was visited by a series of phantasms. It was like Dickens A Christmas Carol except it was hot as balls and the child labor was outsourced to China.

#4 is the last and most Dickensian of my phantasms. If he hadn’t had his tongue cut out at age 1.5 after uttering his first and only word I’m sure he would speak with the proper Cockney accent. As it is his eyes speak the universal language of hunger, of languid suffering, and of I-would-be-perfectly-within-my-rights-to-rip-your-heart-out-of-your-ribcage-if-only-it-were-worth-the-effort. 
If you see this dude, buy him a pint. I’ll reimburse you. I owe him one.

Published by mikepowernyc

New album "Observations" available now. A veteran of NYC’s underground music scene, Mike Power played on the stages of such beloved lost venues as CBGB’s and Kenny’s Castaways, as well as stalwart surviving ones like Arlene’s Grocery and the Bitter End as singer/songwriter/bassist with Late Model Humans. In 2020, quarantining from the global pandemic he worked remotely with other artists to record a collection of new music called Observations, that infuses his punk roots with introspective acoustic pieces.

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