Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Through my lookin' glass....

He's crying. It's too much. 3 miles home on a dropped foot, a dragging, lagging, "Good-God, it's killin' me" foot. 6 foot shoulders, skinny now, slumped. He's whipped. Done.

And yeah, the truck blew up. Smack. Pop! Poof and it was gone.

I smile and say I'll fry the steaks.

In my world, his life was saved. Tomorrow we'll call a tow truck.

She dials my number 6 times in a row. Leaves a raspy, breathy message every time. I hear her gasp between beeps, between the canned voice reciting "You have 5,4,3,2 more new messages". I call her back and she collapses, homeless for the night, desperately driving in circles.

I smile and say I'll turn the porch light on.

"Not tonight, baby. You're not homeless tonight. And tomorrow the sun will rise and we'll figure it all out"

I fall and knock my teeth out. I cry. And laugh. Fall into the arms of my new best friend forever that I've never seen again. I rack up a phenomenal bill with my next best friend, the dentist next door.

I smile and don't drink koolaid.
Don't ride anything upside down.
Don't hang out in bars with black lights...
Kiss with the abandon that only comes with age and accidents and peace.

I go to bed with the big stuff rocking my world
and wake up
a thousand times spinning,
twirling,
hurling if I could....
And then the sun rises...

And I smile again...

Tomorrow is the gift of peace.

5 comments:

Shimmerrings said...

Dear sister Singleton... "the abandon that only comes with age and accidents and peace."... and that's true livin'...

Ultra Toast Mosha God said...

Hurrah!

eric1313 said...

I love reading anythihng you write, my friend.

Missing you all, but surviving without. Hope to party around the fire again one day.

Peace and love to the whole clan.

she said...

how you pack so much value in so few words...

your not so secret admirer stopping by to wish you & yours a peaceful, happy, healthy holiday season

a fulfilling, joyful, infinitely inspiring new year!

love, ~s.

singleton said...

OMG...I typed forever...

Love letters,
and meant to be letters,
and
Blogger ate them....

socks in a rusty ole dryer...

How can you guys ever know?