Tuesday, December 30, 2014


that look

across the lobby of a gaudy hotel
on par with the grand Budapest

big and open and yet

reeking of the same stuffy stench
as a small hallway in an old woman's duplex
in somewhere like Cornwall

as if the carpets haven't been cleaned
since the last great war.

that look

that look that penetrates the mire and murk

that look that breaks your pace

forces your pupils to grow big
in an effort to absorb more detail

that look that breaks you

at the end of a long story, that you thought wouldn't end.

at least,

not like that. 

well read

she doesn't want to do anything today.

and no one else does


Monday, December 29, 2014

if her eyes

if her eyes were the same color as yours
would you trust her more
or less?

because you know all the things
your eyes have seen.

would you want her to see the world
like that?

we are made of stuff

i have a few days off.  off from one of three jobs, anyway.  so as far as i see it, i have 35 hours to myself.  in that time i have a few objectives.  one of them, to do a little bit of blogging.  why not, right?

day one:

i made a lot of progress on my jigsaw puzzle while watching season four of portlandia and eating cinnamon rolls.

i watched cloudy with a chance of meatballs 2, and hung out with my three favorite cats.

i made vet appointments for two of those three cats (just routine visits).

i also got my free fitbit in the mail.  i work for weight watchers, and while they don't pay great, they do give their meeting-room staff a few good perks.  so tonight, ryan is going to help me set it up to sync with my phone.  to make the device worth while, i am also going to get a gym membership.  so one of my objectives this week will be to get to the gym a couple of times. 

my objectives for this little bit of time i have off includes four books.  okay, i am in the middle of half a dozen already, but the four pictured are the ones i hope to delve into this week.  i won't finish them, but i will get into them enough to want to continue them.  or, maybe i'll just finish one.

A Brief History of Time by Steven Hawking
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Strange Library by Haruki Murakami
and Sharp Teeth by Toby Barlow

some poetry may occur. 

some online shopping may occur.

some sit ups, some episodes of The Cosmos with NDT, some cleaning of the house, some sleeping in...