Okay. This is another of those random bits of shower creativity. It’s…not quite my usual, but… *shrug*
A Word of Caution (by me)
You do not want to read this poem.
It’s too full of rage
or sorrow. Visceral
in a way that that reaches into you
and plucks at a moment you’d rather forget.
Someone got out
a clean sheet of paper
opened a window
emptied themselves onto the page
and placed it all behind a link
to shield you
from that 4am
You know the one
clammy, vaguely nauseated, and dreading sleep.
So you go down to the kitchen
for a cup of tea
or something stronger
and sit there in the dark
cup held loosely in your fingers
until the feeling passes.
Better not to look at it.
Leave the moment unexamined.
As I may have mentioned before, one of my current musical obsessions is a band called Hurts. The band is from the UK (the Manchester area, apparently) and, as such, their music has not officially made it to the USA yet. This is very annoying, as you might imagine, but as their first official album just came out (in the notUSA) I suppose I can wait for it to make its way over here. Now, I am not a fan of live albums, even though I like seeing bands live, and I also tend to avoid covers. This band is so good that those rules do not apply.
Let me show you what I mean…
The live version of Illuminated:
Cover of Kylie Minogue’s Confide in Me:
Sigh. I may just have to import the dang CD myself.
Sounds simple, right? A nice relaxing stroll, perhaps?
To be honest, it was more of a recon mission to start with. I don’t like how there seems to be only one avenue of access and egress from the area where I live. It could be problematic in the case of some huge disaster. Paranoid? Maybe. More specifically, I just like to be prepared. So, I checked out the satellite view of the area, and I made a wee discovery. There is a path that goes the opposite way of that previously mentioned “Way Out.” Best to check it out, yes?
Do y’all remember what I’ve said about how you could end up anywhere if you get into a car with Koshvader? Yeah. Turns out it’s the same when going on foot. When I got home a couple of hours after leaving i went over to google maps to let you see where we’d gone.
The results are below…
(Start at the top left of each map and follow the blue line.)
We started out on the bike path (which I noticed is totally wide enough for my car. In case of emergency, and providing that the path doesn’t flood or the bridge fall, we’re one bolt cutter away from sneaking out the back.) and it was quite a pleasant little walk. …But then we turned right.
My brain seems to be on hold this week. I swear that I can hear a test pattern sometimes. (For those of you who have never encountered a test pattern, that’s what used to be on TV channels when they went off the air for the night. I suppose that was before they invented infomercials.)
Anyway, the one thing I have been using brainspace for this week is…being girly. I mean, my sister would be shocked. (Are you sitting down, Sister Mine?)
I have been surfing fashion websites. No joke. I mean…I knew that I liked shoes and coats. I have a whole collection of coats, and not nearly enough boots…but high fashion websites? No accounting for it.
So I ask you, oh readers of this blog, if you had all kinds of money what coat or pair of shoes would you buy? Anyone?