Wednesday, April 02, 2008
In honor of Marvin Gaye's birthday, I offer this poem first published in Freefall.
Never Blend In
Marvin Gaye looks down upon me
in the grey Detroit rain, his luminous face
on a billboard for Hennessey. I drive
the chewed-up streets, the streets Marvin
drove while writing those perfect songs,
knowing I cannot write anything anyone
would want to hear. My songs say I am
a small petty person, that there is jealousy
in my heart, perhaps no love can last.
Marvin says, If I could build my whole world
around you, and when I look into his eyes far off
and sad, I think just maybe he already has.
Michelle's Spell of the Day
"If you cannot find peace within yourself, you will never find it anywhere else." Marvin Gaye
Drinking movie suggestion: Trouble Man
Benedictions and Maledictions