Waking up alone
I yawn as I remember
Loneliness was here
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Thursday, February 18, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Monday, February 15, 2010
Two men I met the other night
(And flirting is not my department)
Posed to me the guilty task
Of saying yes if either asked
To spend the night at his apartment.
But I took the other of the pair
Whom I guess had me better hooked,
Because he had shaggy unkempt hair
With a wide and rugged jaw so square
And was unaware how good he looked.
The one not taken, to my dismay
Had looks that were a tad too bland;
I just did not see him that way
(And the shaggy one was a better lay),
So I took the other by the hand.
And I shall be telling this little lie
With no intent to cause offense:
Two paths diverged that night, and I—
I took the less attractive guy;
And he made all the difference.
[- Inspired by, and somewhat parodying The Road Not Taken by Robert Frost. -]
Sunday, February 7, 2010
We’re only allowed to give out Valentines
If we have enough for everyone.But I promise this one is special.
When Mommy noticed
I made a spelling mistake,
I didn’t just cross it out
And write the right spelling next to it--
I threw it out and started writing it all over.
I purposely kept it
In my right hand
The whole time while handing out the others.
I made sure to hold it softly
So it wouldn’t get all soggy
With my sweaty hands.
And I made sure to wash my hands
When I came back from recess
Before handing it to you.
So please take it.
Don’t let it get
It looks like all the others,
But I promise:
Friday, February 5, 2010
I am the witch that they hunted--
I speak to every woman
who was burned alive for witchcraft
Every woman who has ever
been wronged, or set ablaze
at the stake for their
You see your name in lights--
It is the signature
on a contract
to the World.
Magic is not
something that comes
It is cast upon you--My daughters,
Powder and Power,
Film screens and silk seams,
Camera flashes and sashes of cashmere.
Lashes and Fashion,
Blond curls and unfurled bows,
Rouge like blood and smudged lip balm,
Pomp and Pretense.
I promise you this:
You can burn at the stake.