Sitting Back, Crushing Maggie, My Farm Spider

Guilty gooey pleasures for hours
on a Wednesday morning
while crunching numbers until
they told me the sickest
tales with large red balloons
bouncing off of elephants,
and I wonder, why is the music
so good to me, and why is this
raggedy random set of tunes
sending charges of blue love
through my bones and making
my soul vibrate, making my
eyes long for all of the deepest
grays from the rain and laying
me to rest in the puffy remains
of a victorious parade celebrating
the temporary manic goodness
of a man who yesterday was
meant for jumping or crying or
hiding, but here he is and
by Wednesday afternoon,
there is a new trigger and she
may not have known how her small
action might play a large part
in deflating a balloon and cutting
off the elephant’s trunk, so please,
please bring back the music.
It was gone on Thursday,
too, but bring it back,
and set it in me.

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  1. #1 by timkeen40 on March 22, 2012 - 11:09 pm

    I hope the music comes back. Set it in me as well. Some days I hear it loud and clear. Some days it is just a distant bell chiming from a church too far away to hear. Other days, it is in me, its backbeat enlivening my every nerve, pushing me on, lifting me up.

    • #2 by Carl on April 9, 2012 - 8:16 pm

      Thank you for visiting and commenting. I appreciate it.

  2. #3 by Kathy Boles-Turner on March 22, 2012 - 11:17 pm

    I was going to highlight my favorite lines… until I realize the whole damn thing would be bleeding colors! It’s been too long since I took the time to read you. Most happy to come back to this 🙂

    • #4 by Carl on April 9, 2012 - 8:16 pm

      You are so kind to say such nice things. Thank you for coming by.

  3. #5 by Pamanner on March 24, 2012 - 6:27 pm

    Yes, bring the music that transports us–even 80’s metal. Although, today has a smooth jazz feel. When the music is gone, there’s always water balloons to fill and throw. Something about it–like blowing bubbles–that is cathartic.

    • #6 by Carl on April 9, 2012 - 8:18 pm

      Yeah, those 80’s metal guys fill some purpose! Went to a hockey game and a water balloon fight broke out! 🙂

      • #7 by Pamanner on April 10, 2012 - 1:32 pm

        Ha-ha! Here’s to PLAYOFFS!!!!! #woopwoop

  4. #8 by siubhan on April 4, 2012 - 8:17 am

    love the colors in this… you use them so well to paint the rollercoaster. wonderful.

    • #9 by Carl on April 9, 2012 - 8:19 pm

      Thank you for your visit and your kind words. I appreciate it.

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