Wednesday, May 21, 2008

This Side Of The Grave

Here's a poem for today. Hope everyone is well and ready for the Pistons to hurt the Celtics tomorrow.

This Side of the Grave
I have resigned myself to always missing
Hank, my ex-husband e-mails me, and I think
that’s one thing we share after all these years,
our old friend, the one who sat in the dying
light of our marriage as we grilled cheap meat
in front of our apartment. We were young,
pissed off, wanting more. Stoned at his funeral
on my dead mother’s painkillers, I watched
my ex hold hands with his new wife, who said
as way of eulogy, He was a big man. He liked
my cooking
and suddenly I felt shamed, never
having cooked for anyone, not knowing how.

Michelle's Spell of the Day
“It's always cool to be a part of anything that hasn't happened before.” Joe Dumars

Cocktail Hour
Drinking music suggestion: St. Dominic's Preview Van Morrison

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Wednesday! And much love to the Hornets who played their hearts out against the evil, evil Spurs!


JR's Thumbprints said...

Not even permanence lasts forever. Everything becomes old and regrettable.

Lana Gramlich said...

The photo is mermaid-esque. Cool.

Anonymous said...

Sex scene suggestion: Kathleen Turner and William Hurt fog up the screen with their sex scene in "Body Heat." The title says it all.--Oscar Winner

Anonymous said...

Go Hank Zetterberg! Go Wings! Beat the Penguins!--JLCGULL

laughingwolf said...

cooling off is a good thing :)

Charles Gramlich said...

The water looks cold to me.

Cooking is a pretty good metaphor for many things.

chris said...

I prefer smoking instead cooking it takes longer.

Middle Ditch said...

How very very sad

jodi said...

She is the siren silently beckoning all to her shore...