Image still from the video for NOTES FOR AN ELEGY IN THE KEY OF MICHAEL. The quote here reads: "The black star zooms gold. Wings of white flame torch his throat. His voice as arrived."
It turns out I was right to stop saying I’ve concluded my writings on Michael Jackson. After completing and publishing Looking at the World Through Michael Jackson’s Left Eye in celebration of his birthday last year, it again felt like my keyboard was all typed out where the Great One as a principle subject is concerned. But then that unexpected impulse took over once more a few weeks ago.
Getting up one morning, I meditated, poured a cup of java, and got to work on a project that has nothing at all to do with MJ. Then my pen seemed to zoom off like a bird declining the comforts of its cage and I started scribbling notes for a short essay or editorial. Jotting a few notes didn’t take up too much time and it wasn’t like I was chatting up friends on Twitter or CTI or Facebook. So I forgave myself for the distraction and got back to jobbing. But then…
My pen took off again, more forcefully this time, and before its flight was done I had written the first draft for both an editorial and a poem. All I can say is these spontaneous writings on Michael Jackson seem to occur around the time of the anniversary of his death and just before his birthday. Make of it whatever you wish but the latest piece is scheduled to post on August 20. Those unfamiliar with my previous articles, essays, and poems on Michael Jackson can find them (some of them anyway) at the following links:
1) Work and Soul in Michael Jackson’s This Is It
2) Looking at the World Through Michael Jackson’s Left Eye (Part 1)
3) Looking at the World Through Michael Jackson’s Left Eye (Part 2)
4) Looking at the World Through Michael Jackson’s Left Eye (Part 3)
5) Looking at the World Through Michael Jackson’s Left Eye (Part 4)
6) Notes for an Elegy in the Key of Michael (Jackson) 1 and 2
7) Michael Jackson Legacies of a Globetrotting Moonwalking Philanthropist
8) To Walk a Lifetime in Michael Jackson's Moccasins
9) Michael Jackson and Summertime from This Point On (Part 1)
10) Michael Jackson and Summertime from This Point On (Part 2)
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