A spot that's just a dot on the map
Confucius say, "Government is Bill Maher joke. Not too funny. Make you feel dirty."
USA hockey team is one step closer to the Gold Medal game! And it *never* gets old seeing Team USA beat Russia. :-)Oh, and pitchers and catchers have reported to Spring Training!! Makes today's winter monstrosity somewhat palatable.
Heroin has been in the news of late, with PSH's death and a series of articles in the Strib. It reminds me of a poem the estimable Tiger Lilly wrote in 2012 about a relationship soured by the drug (the weird spacing at the end is deliberate):Ashes and PoppiesYou told me about the dragons again tonight, how they wereflying and twisting and glittering and perfect.When I looked at the walls, cold and plaster, devoid of color or comfort,I found I couldn't help but agree.I waited outside before the storm tonight. The air wassoft and caringgentle and caressing.Breezes drifted by lazily, just before the sky cracked and plummeted to the ground,shattering when it hit the salty asphalt.Sometimes y our dreams are too close to real ity and we wake up together, wonder ing separately and enjoying a little peace.And sometimes I find myself wishing it lasted a little longer.I hoped that maybe when the rain evaporates and returns to the clouds,your thoughts would sort themselves outand we would breathe easier.The dragons didn't return tonight, but sent the pixies in their place, toflit about the room and light the old curtains on fire.You said that it smelled like dust &cigarette smoke &the last of your medication.We don't have curtains.Sometimes I feel like I'm from the future, returnedto visit the past, allowed,just for a little while,to spend a few more moments with you-but I've found that the present demands too much to dwell for long,and while some may call it a gift,I cannot see it as such and settle for bittersweet.There was coolness in my breath tonight, asoft edge to the air that told me the clouds wouldn't be long in leaving.I left the window open, and maybe your blood will stir....When you opened your eyes again, they wereclear &aware &understanding &you said, "i l ovey ou."In that moment, I k new that we had used up all my future w ith you and there was no future left for both you and me.
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