poetry. thoughts and more than make-believe.

Monday, August 25, 2008

Hippie mermaid-energy at Trader Joe's

20-something
hippie
girl







((((((((((((((((energizing

expandingcoloredfields

aura)))))))))))))




she scans our out-of-town
semi-Indian
healthy granola
 groceries
  sinking
voice-in-eye asking
"Wow (!!!) what stone is that?"
vibing


i spell
c.h.a.l.c.e.d.o.n.e.y

"i can never pronounce it"
i said
as she spoke the word easily

"I'm getting like a total mermaid energy from you"
i smile


the girls' smile

 (then)
 as she bagged our groceries she said,
"a varied lineage"
twice

i winked
smiled
knew




Thursday, August 07, 2008

Smiling stitches

arms
             key
                      dead
                             bolt for the 
                                                  d
                                                  o
 out the back                    o
                                                  r

walking
elbows 
              locked
                          
smiling 
               ear
    2         a  
               r

with a cut finger

d
e
e
p  needing stitches

                                     sending out
group hugs
to heal

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Stretch marks at the pool

pool-grass
beach towel 
parkfield

sun dripped
shadows 

she bent over my belly:

"Your stretch marks are like fire"

I opened my eyes:

"I like that image"

thinking, hot as hell, 
smiling

Proudly to all three:

"I got these gifts from all of you."




"Happiness is only real when shared".....from Into the Wild
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