The swollen globe that was her belly
peeked through a skirt of snakes.
Her children rushed to stop their
Brother from breaking the womb of their
Creator. The jealous dagger they
held to silence their mother would
be used on them, burning through
their stone skin with the vengeful flame of
a brother’s birthright. The last
sisters' head was flung into a sky
draped with weeping clouds. When
he saw himself reflected in the colorless
orb that now swung low over the oceans,
he threw his fiery glare at the Earth,
rendering the ground sterile and lifeless.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Really, it is.
Today is the first day that I haven't smoked marijuana in over ninety days. This is not a big deal to anyone but me, it seems.
I wasn't sure if marijuana was the kind of drug that can be abused, but it can be. Thankfully, the only major thing it affected was my active listening skills. If it seemed like I was strung-out, it's because I was.
Pun time: The smoke has cleared.
I also read a book today for the first time in over ninety days. This worried me more than the pot.
The book was called "August: Osage County". It was a family-study play. Very good. Unique, but not outlandish. B+
Being back home has slowed life down. It's a good time to take a sober moment of reflection.
It's also Thanksgiving. That means something to many Americans and many turkeys.
This was the first Thanksgiving that I can remember where we did not prepare our own food and sit down in one of our houses. We ate at a restaurant. It was too loud. As much as one can be trapped with family at home, it's much more severe in a public space.
I need to work more to pay rent and buy presents.
Muncie, I'm coming back quietly.
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Let the sun lay itself on everything but your twin-sized bed. Remember you are cold and let the soggy November breezes find their way to your bones. Look at yourself. Let your hands know everything and everywhere, and let your shoulders remain a slender mystery. Remember you are a forest fire and let the wind be your stylist. Remember you are strong and rip doors from their hinges. Throw them into the air with your laughter. Remember that the world can see you.
Monday, November 17, 2008
"I think it would be the kind of hunting you would like the most. You drive around smoking joints and listening to loud music and you shoot animals. It's pretty fun"