Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Keys Made While You Wait

Keys Made While You Wait

I’ve always loved something that could mean
anything or nothing at all. That explains many
things, you and me, and the guns underneath
our bed. The romance of the Chinese
restaurant menu portion of our relationship
has long since worn off. We are no longer
pointing out the obvious traits, but rather cloaked
in conversation. If I say, it seems like a long time
until my next birthday and you look down to trace
my sign, we can say the words we know so well.
There’s a sale on caskets at Costco -- like all the advice
books say, it’s good to keep in mind where this is going.

Michelle's Spell of the Day
"As far as I'm concerned, I prefer silent vice to ostentatious virtue." Albert Einstein

Cocktail Hour
Drinking dvd television series suggestion: Square Pegs

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Tuesday!


gambling said...

It could widen my imagination towards the things that you are posting.

Anonymous said...

My dad didn't have a casket, as far as I know.--Whitey the Bear

Anonymous said...

Grouchies has a frineds!--Short bus and Special

Anonymous said...

I've learned more from Dostoyevsky than from any scientific thinker.--A. Einstein

Anonymous said...

RIP Ted Solotaroff. Your New American Review was a brilliant venue for writers of all stripes.--Herman Northrop Frye

Laura said...

"the romance of the Chinese
restaurant menu portion of our relationship" -- such a telling, precise detail. How many of those little vignettes of hopeful romance have we had in our lives? It's hard to regret them. xo

the walking man said...

...and I've always loved the double entendre, the meanings within meaning that will take one as far as the observational powers will allow one to go.

Here I have traveled through three(at least)universes.

laughingwolf said...

superb write, michelle....

Lana Gramlich said...

What is the "Chinese
restaurant menu portion of a relationship," the time when new people are still just getting used to each other? An interesting phrase...

Sheila said...

Very nice. I love the part about the guns underneath the bed.