Monday, March 01, 2010

Hope Chest

Here's a poem that first appeared in Art Times. I'll be back with new stuff soon -- spring is on the way!

Hope Chest for the Contemporary Single Girl

You start out hopeful, that's a given.
You dress better, say smarter things.
Hide the Prozac, the Paxil, the little
pills to take the edge off. You won't
be needing those little friends! Marvel
at how the dust on your computer sparkles.
How could you have missed this beauty?
You wait for those three words that will
change your everything, not "where's
the remote" or "get off me." The day
will come. Now someone else can plan
your elaborate yet tasteful funeral instead
of you dying alone eaten by your cats.
See -- everything does work out in the end!

Michelle's Spell of the Day
"The main thing is to care. Care very hard, even if it is only a game you are playing." Billie Jean King

Cocktail Hour
Beautiful jewelery: -- I'll be modeling a ring from this collection as soon as my camera is fixed.

Benedictions and Maledictions
Happy Monday!


Anonymous said...

Walking Man said...

Dave...honestly, the city is skeletal now, skin and bones. We know, but fail to desire, the dieting that could make it fat again.

I don't mean to be smug. Chicago is following Detroit into the sh*tter, so I have no room to talk.

I'm thinking about moving out-of-state, but have no idea where to go!

Anonymous said...

The world is her oyster!--Pearl Buck

Anonymous said...

The Rooskies are pissed cuz we kicked their asses!!! USA! USA! USA!--Jim Thorpe

Charles Gramlich said...

"where's the remote," or "get off me." Now those cut for sure. Great piece as always.

JR said...

My old watering hole - Ye Olde Tap Room - isn't too far away (Alter & Charlevoix). I'm getting thirsty just thinking about the place.

the walking man said...

Like it very much and just one more reason to:

A) Outlive everyone on the planet
B) not keep cats.

Dave: May as well stay and ride it out, no where is better than any other when it comes urbania. I think the time for migrations ended about 1.5 years ago. Now unless there be a way to support yourself on the other end, best stick close to the support structure you do have. This is a hell of a ride, unlike anything anyone except the very oldest have ever seen.

Anonymous said...

Walking Man:


Lana Gramlich said...

Love the quote from King. How true, how true...

Anonymous said...

Can you get me St. Olaf's autograph, Michelle?--Klipspringer