Saturday, November 19, 2005

Quickie

Harry Potter at eleven p.m.
For just J and me.
Running to the car at 1:45 a.m.,
Shivering and laughing
and saying, that was the best one,
Don't you think?

A meeting with J's teachers to talk
About improving his school life,
English teacher asking,
"How soon are you getting him on meds?"

"Make an Indian Drum" day, today,
For A which translates to
"Pull the trigger now,
Not another written word."
Done. Finally. On his own.

Let's go to dinner.
I don't want to go.
My CD doesn't work!
If anyone cries, or fights,
We're not going.
That's it. We're not going.

We're going to dinner,
Everyone's in the car,
M has her purse and is
Waiving about her hard-collected
Money.

The housekeeper is gone
To pay for doctors.

Walking at night, the dog,
The two, A and M,
Scooter together in the dark,
Lightened by my flashlight.
Together, laughing and
Shivering.

7 comments:

Fromage de Merde said...

Reading - a sigh, a laugh,
living a life I’ll never lead,
through you.

Such beauty,
in the simplicity of your family,
such complication,
in the simplicity of your family,
and as always such love in your words…

Tamar said...

"Such beauty,
in the simplicity of your family,
such complication,
in the simplicity of your family,
and as always such love in your words" ... am nodding my head up and down in agreement with a big smile on my face.

Thanks for the Harry Potter review! We'll get to it too.

Frankie said...

Oh, me too. I ache for you just from that tiny snippet. And yet you see the beauty in life so well. Be strong, be strong.

Richard Lawrence Cohen said...

Sweet!

jian said...

If anyone cries, or fights,
We're not going.
That's it. We're not going.

We're going to dinner,
Everyone's in the car,

LOL... I LOVE IT!

Very nice.

Adriana Bliss said...

Fromage, that is beautiful! Thank you so much for such special words.

Tamar...thank you and yes! The movie is a good one.

Frankie, thank you.

Richard, thanks!

Jian, thank you and thanks for reading!

Carolyn said...

I really like this one, Adriana! It "breathes".