Shit Happens

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

at least I'm writing ...

This is a draft of something I wrote for class. I'll work on sex'n it up (my writing, not the baby poem) for next week.

I feel only horror (pity
and terror) as infants tear
through should-stay tiny
holes, arriving with the suspicious
appearance of limbed leaches.

I see photos
and say, "I'm so happy
for you." I really feel so
sorry. (I would have bought your birth

When I consider adopting an orphan
puppy I think of my lost
weekends and spent
money, quickly becoming fearful
of fish.

I feel embarrassed
(by my embarrassment) over
my anger about the taxes I pay
for your child's education and the returns I can never see.


  • At 10:40 AM, Blogger the good time girl said…

    i <3 this poem!! it's hilarious!!

  • At 10:56 AM, Blogger Amanda said…

    you are not right. in a highly amusing sort of way.

    you crack my shit up!

  • At 11:34 AM, Blogger Marilyndrew said…

    GTG- I already pissed my wedding friend off with a blog post, I just hope I don't piss my pregnet friend off now too! I'm running out of friends ...

    A- My "long poem" is from the point of view of someone who is manic and slightly insane - there will be more "not right" poems to come!

  • At 12:22 PM, Blogger Amanda said…

    Slightly insane? ;)

    I think you should just be able to buy babies at Target. Easy, and clean too.

  • At 12:24 PM, Blogger the good time girl said…

    i think this poem is great...but i'm also slightly/really hesitant about childbirth...and child rearing...and anything else having to do with children that would be my own.

  • At 1:14 PM, Blogger Marilyndrew said…

    I'll one up you.

    I think people should be able to buy babies at Target and that THERE SHOULD BE AN ITEM LIMIT!

    Two for biological babies and potential parents are welcome to adopt as many "unwanted" babies as they can afford.

  • At 1:39 PM, Blogger Amanda said…

    Yeah...I'm with ya, S. I sort of maybe kind of want a kid someday....but I want the stork to deliver it. Clean, shiny, and without pain.

    I also do not want more than 2 children, at the very most. I'm an only kid, what do I know about having more?!

  • At 2:03 PM, Blogger the good time girl said…

    a, i don't even know if i want children of my own. they're so demanding.

    and, m, i might consider buying one from target if i could choose the features i buying a car. or shampoo or whatever.

  • At 2:14 PM, Blogger Marilyndrew said…

    You girls are terriable!

    I figure I can say whatever I want because I'll never actually reproduce, even if there was a Target option.

    I'm fully telling your future children what you've said about them! :)

  • At 2:21 PM, Blogger Amanda said…

    LOL. Push 1 for blond, 2 for brown, A for blue eyes, B for hazel...

    I'm amused.

    And Meliss.....have at it. I fully believe that we'll be so old by the time I have/dont have kids that you won't remember this conversation! ;)

  • At 4:17 PM, Blogger Blog ho said…

    is good.

  • At 2:59 PM, Blogger Rockstar Jessie said…

    Is very good.

    I think I will always worry about having children to fulfill my unaccomplished goals.

    I think I am a little paranoid.


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