Friday, August 29, 2008

Forced Landing













Forced Landing

In my parents' house,
there are a lot of books
about death and disaster
as if they knew what was
coming. Castaway, Adrift,
The Other Life
. The titles
say everything even as they
are frayed around the edges,
falling apart, but not going
anywhere soon, just like me.

Michelle's Spell of the Day
"I've always spent more time with a smile on my face than not, but the thing is, I don't write about it." Robert Smith

Cocktail Hour
Drinking memoir suggestion: Assuming The Position Rick Whitaker

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Friday!

11 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

I do sense a theme in those titles, for sure.

Anonymous said...

So my mother's name was Stanley Ann. What's wrong with that? Ever heard of a boy named Sue? How do you do.--Barry O.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Livingston, I presume?--Stanley

Anonymous said...

Tut, tut, tut, Stanley.--Ollie

Anonymous said...

Watch out for pianos, Ollie.--Stan

Anonymous said...

I hope it's not a forced landing.--Ollie

JR's Thumbprints said...

Michelle,
Love the poem. It's interesting, as you point out, how poetry is all around us, in the simple everyday observations, how it draws meaning into our lives, our possessions, our moods.

Lana Gramlich said...

Interesting observation...

Anonymous said...

You need to get your butts out of here!!!!!--New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin

the walking man said...

"I don't know how someone controlled you...I look at the world and notice it's turning"...George Harrison

I'm sure his guitar weeped in the same way as the book titles did

Mary said...

Beautiful poem