she laughed and chatted
I sort of mumbled
there wasn’t a lot else to do really
finally she said
“it looks like you have been
taking good care of your teeth and gums”
in the folds of her hair
she hasn’t noticed yet
she is looking up
with happy eyes
perusing the menu
as I wait for her order
and I idly wonder if it’s time for my smoke break yet
“It’s a girl,”
and she cries tears of joy
as I clamp the umbilical cord
and put her new daughter
into her arms
It’s very ambitious:
it’s trying to make a web across my front door.
It’s not going to work, of course,
but I can’t help admiring it
as it spins the delicate silk
which will so soon be destroyed.
“You murdered me! I’m dead!” she shrieked dramatically. Clutching her stomach, she held up the small plastic cup which moments before had held muddy water.
“I know, but just pretend it was poison.”
Like many discoveries, hers was not as glamorous as she’d expected it to be. In fact, the suspense had been more fun than the actual finding, she mused as she stared at the tub of play-doh.
He picked up the brick and tossed it thoughtfully in his hand. Then he threw it. Trees leaned aside to avoid being hit. Birds changed their migration. Well, it wasn’t an ordinary brick.
“I would like to speak to the manager,” he said firmly.
She whistled once more, but feebly. Dejectedly, she nodded her head and her tentacles drooped sadly as she turned to go get him.
He punched her in the face.
“Why would you do that?” she exclaimed in disbelief.
*Level Up!* chimed above his head.
how i malign ye
how we all malign ye
for we will not eat you unless you are dipped in grease
it must be depressing
“I can fly! I can fly!”
I shouted joyfully
as I soared over my house
but then I remembered
I didn’t have wings
and for some reason that ended the dream
“I will have to watch my step
because, you see,
this is a mountain
it’s not very easy to walk up mountains,”
she told me
and I thought
she was the dumbest hiking partner
I’d ever had
i am not a muse
i could stand here
in a toga
and look pretty
but i will get tired and cranky long before you finish your magnum opus
frankly, by day two I will be throwing things at you
i could amuse you
if i tried
well i think i could anyway
maybe i couldn’t
at any rate i haven’t the heart to try
she can’t see me now
i am ready now
i peer over
and fire the rubber band
sometimes i am a little in love with you.
i promise it’s not a problem, i won’t do anything about it.
The two of them sat at the window.
“But you can’t have lightning without thunder,” he said soothingly, “and you love lightning.”
“I don’t have to love the necessary evil,” she retorted. “It’s still an evil.”
the constant presence in the moments of my triumph”
the goddess smiles and tosses her head
chaos and lightning go hand in hand
i won’t make trouble
but it might be more
than just a case of the sniffles
i feel like it might be
something more serious
i might really truly be ill
I used to say
- well, think
i didn’t say much -
that my skeleton
was the prettiest thing about me.
I used to think
I’d be perfect if I could just get it to show.
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