Monday, February 19, 2007

Those Magic Sunglasses

I'll do a short one today, unless I think of something saucier later... hehe.

Once I dated a fireman. This was the result (go ahead, I know you're gonna make fun-and if you're wondering, yes I did give him a copy of this poem):

"And there you were, eyes upon me... as I rounded the corner of "Self" & "Pity" streets...

You smiled, and lowered your magic sunglasses, and the world danced 'round in the opposite direction, and I couldn't stop it. Born of my strengths and my lust, you became my weakness, spinning me like a top, making me feel like the same toy of a child. What a fantastical, wild ride! I wouldn't--COULDN'T take it back and erase it; but rewind, maybe? Perhaps pause above you, as I stare into your mocking, subliminal eyes?

Feeling you, as you become that 'Midnight Train' that I've so often heard about on the streets--or in a song. Somehow, I manage to make it permissable... for me--it's okay. Where does it stop? Where will I land, when I pull into the station... will it be 4:00 in the morning?... or will you give me until sundown to swallow my tears, and heat up my pride until it is edible...

Maybe that's a meal I won't have to sit down to this time. It's late--the stars are busy doing the cha' cha' over a salty, Marguarita moon. Watch them... they are surprisingly quiet, given their apparent celebration...

Apart, we still seem to share this table, a front row seat (if you will) to this grand comedy. Let us enjoy it... just a couple of hours or so... Meanwhile, would you lower your sunglasses for me, just one more time?"

Related posts:
Where There's Smoke, There's Fire
Smoke Signals

4 comments:

captain corky said...

Great Poem Jackie. Will we learn more about this fireman in the future?

Chelly said...

You had me at "Once I dated a fireman."

:)

Blublood said...

Wow, I totally dig that poem....

I'm sucker for some good poetry though...

Awesome!!!! Do it again, do it again!!!!!

Aunt Jackie said...

Cptn...mmmmm, um maybe ;)

Chelly...Thanx! And cute Jerry McGuire ref hee hee...

Blu... I'm stoked that you liked it that much! I write stuff all the time, i'll share more as the inspiration hits

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