Monday, May 16, 2011

slump

there is nothing here
that makes me wish
i had known it sooner, 
or loved it longer.

there is nothing here 
that makes me shiver,
or dance like a fool.

there is nothing here
that i wouldn't trade
for a cat
and a pound of bacon.

there is nothing here. 



12 comments:

  1. I generally feel good when I have my cat, and a pound of bacon in the fridge.

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  2. Almost everything makes me wish I had known it sooner, which is actually kind of depressing because of all the time I've wasted. Loved it longer? I usually don't love something until I realize it's not there anymore (my timing sucks.) Is there anything that makes me shiver? The weather here in Cleveland. Anything that makes me want to dance? That would take a trip to the liquor store. Can't afford a cat right now but miss the one I had. Bacon? Just had one on a burger from Wendy's.

    Good poem, as usual.

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  3. kirk-thanks. it seems the photographic slump is slightly fueling the poetry.

    okatb-let them eat cat!

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  4. and why hasn't anyone said anything about that darth vader clip? that is SO funny, and a wonderful counterpoint to the slump poem. at least, i think so. 'cause i hate that song.

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  5. smile and hold it for exactly 58 seconds. I have an advantage in that I have no headphones with me here at the pretlow branch library, I'm not in Cleveland ,I am 100 yards from the Chesapeake Bay and I have a new car. Now all I need is to get that old wreck out of my driveway and the power turned back on. Then I will have everything (except for a bladder) that a person could want.
    I like your poem very much, of course there is nothing here it's all illusion.

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  6. okatb-gee, thanks.

    tag-things sound good down your way (son A being the possible exception). good to hear! nope, nothing here,nothing to see here, move along, move along.

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  7. :)
    wv - upthe - well we don't need to go into that.

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  8. @ Tag ~ Would you be meaning my old favorite, "Up your butt with a Pizza Hut"? That seems relatively safe and innocuous today.

    Rraine ~ "bacon" makes me choke. Sorry. But if you don't have the love of a cat keeping you, I'm more sorry about that. Everyone needs a cat, even if they don't know they need a cat. Please ~ treat yourself to a cat friend. Or I'll treat you to one.

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  9. LM-i love bacon. i refrain from indulging but seldom, for that very reason. i've had cats, and would again if i didn't think i'd be terribly allergic to them-again. i had to desensitize myself, and that was waaaay back when i was less allergic than i am now. i miss the critters. i am considering getting a lizard-no dander!

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