She's something else,
drawing faces and stories
on steamed windows.
lost in spell-bindings
and a haze of drugs
where I have been.
And now it's my turn to wonder
wonder what I was thinking,
when I missed the window -
where was it, where?
Will it ever be open again?
The train left tonight
speeding faces and freight
along the cold iron tracks
passing through a land
that ancient eyes wouldn't know
by sight, smell or taste
and I'm still waiting...
Another one leaves just before day.
Feeling your stories
in the tongues of our own language
like tattoos under skin on my back.
I write a Kama Sutra in blue ink
on white washed walls next to me
wondering or divining
to those old drugs
that we used to live on.
Hope you are all still with me. I'll be around soon to see you all. Really!
It's been a long time, for certain. I was out for a while with a bad tooth which had to be addressed with copious amounts of antibiotics and a root canal. It was bad enough to make me physically ill. So ill and so painful that the root canal was nothing, and I might have went without Novocaine--except that there's no need to take things that far.
In between bouts of nausea-inducing misery and a steady stream of high (cash!) paying work, I've been watching my youngest sister, Sarah, leading her hockey team, the Rebels, to the local Silver Sticks championship game (which has yet to be played). If any one thing took some sting out of the week, it was seeing her scoring goals and taking her seat in the penalty box quite often. That's my sister! Do what needs to be done, say you're sorry later.
Top: The Heart and Soul Nebula. Been saving that one for a while! Mid: Obvious symbolism, I'm sure. Bottom: The Blue Water Bridge, between Port Huron, Michigan, to Sarnia, Ontario. If I have thrown a penny off of a bridge in a wish for good luck, this is the launchpad! Current water temp, 32.9 degrees F. Even in the height of the summer, the lakes are "invigorating", to say the least. Ice flows lasting into June are not uncommon.
Florida! I could use a warm vacation.