On wakeful days I don’t wear shoes.
Small hands on a thin, uncoordinated body.
I smile a lot (at peace); I was born on
the 15th of November. The last bomb was dropped
that day and for this I’m particularly content.
They do decree these mountains, desert plains,
and lakes are the heart of South Dakota.
On frozen rivers you can watch rabbits run up
and down the hills in the sunset. I’ve never
seen a polar bear, but I had tea in an igloo
once surrounded by soft firelight, watching
shepherds tend their flocks.
White is not a sign of purity, rather devoid
of colour (simply my opinion).
My hygiene is excellent:
I wash my face with three different soaps —
each scent, a separate season.
I’ve given up my career of selling oxygen masks
(a family business). Instead, I am investing
in glucose drips and penlights as a future project;
I do nothing in haste.
Have you ever noticed how people resemble clowns?
Painting themselves in a variety of ways,
which I find somewhat amusing and unsettling.
Dark angels appear in northern lights,
casting an oppressive shadow on the land
and its slouching posture. You would be amazed or afraid,
because in the south I’m sure you’ve never witnessed
such a scene. Did I mention gasoline fumes leak
through my walls at night, and I can’t locate the source?
It’s seeping into my clothes, and lately I fear
lighting a match. I am a smoldering flame inside,
figuratively speaking, as I search for a local laundromat
with digital receivers. I’ve heard about them on the radio.
Could you point me in the right direction from here?
I forgot to tell you how much I like frivolous party attire,
lots of shiny spangles filled with joy.
If you have a love of dance and music,
we should meet up on the southern border and samba for a while.
“No foot, no footprint,” follow the path of seashells and snails.
(I pondered this as I left tidings in a manger).
Process notes: by far the strangest post for me, I couldn’t be serious, as much as I tried. Or maybe there is a lot of seriousness here (who knows). Happy holidays to all and may we see peace on earth someday…
Happy note: I found out last night my daughter is engaged to a very nice young man, here is a picture of them: