Friday, October 24, 2008

Burns Don't Heal

Hi there to all! I'm working on a bunch of Halloween-themed drinks for next week (hey, the taste test is the most important part, right?) and assorted snacks. Until then, I'll leave you with this poem, Halloweenish in its own way.

Anyone Could Do It

The phone rang, and she picked up her iron,
pressed it close to her face, the mistake
searing into her skin. Burns don’t heal
fast, the doctor told her. It didn’t. Worse,
having to explain all the time. Anyone
could do it and she had. Sometimes people
urged remedies to prevent scarring, for making
the skin smooth again, as if she’d picked
up a phone and asked them for their advice.

Michelle's Spell of the Day
"I'm too stoned to be able to figure that shit out." Hank Williams III on why he hasn't yet gone the DIY indie route

Cocktail Hour

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Friday!


Charles Gramlich said...

This one's kind of funny in a very black humor way.

Scott said...

Hi Michelle!

Another great short piece. I really liked it.

Cool bar sign,too!

And need I say, another nice picture as well. :)

the walking man said...

Anyone could do it and we all have. Unsolicited advice is as bad as the mistake being advised on.

jodi said...

Darling Michelle, you are the COOLest Detroit Red Wing ever!! Thank you so much for the compliment--it means everything to me,coming from you. I really am just a "story teller", and if I ever had to write non-fiction or poetry, I would really be hurtin'.

Anonymous said...

She's cool but she's not me. Go Wings!!!!!!--Sid Abel

Lana Gramlich said...

I agree with Charles.
Thanks for the card, btw. Got it today. Very cute. :)

laughingwolf said...

i concoct my own toxins, thankyouverymuch ;) lol

Jason said...

Hsssss! Succubus!

Wikipedia says: A succubus (plural succubi) is a demon who takes the form of a beautiful woman to seduce men, especially monks, in dreams to have sexual intercourse, according to the medieval European legend.

YogaforCynics said...

Love the poem...does that make me twisted? Well, no more than you, at least. The Hank III quote's great, too.