Wednesday, February 2, 2011

a confession (for james and lisa)

my girlfriend,
you are sick today.
this really isn't good.
you can't even bear the thought
of eating yummy food.

my guy friend,
you stayed home today.
you took care of your wife.
your iphone rang and you went running
because she's yours for life.

my friends,
i tried to help you out,
to share with you a token
of my thanks for your friendship...
but now your shovel's broken.

how's that for "imperfect prose"?'s some deep stuff.


  1. awww...this is fun and great imperfect prose:)

  2. *big smiles* i really liked the expressions of care and love, both between good friends and spouses. but the broken shovel made me smile, mostly because that would happen to me too. :)

  3. and you went running
    because she's yours for life.

    LOVED this line especially....

    love the bit about the broken shovel too. and i really want to come over and watch amelie with you. it's my all-time fave movie. please let me know your thoughts once you've seen it. xoxo

  4. Wow! I really was getting into it, into the tribute to caring for those we care about... but definitely got hung up on the part about the broken shovel!