Shit Happens

Thursday, September 28, 2006

BEER


I just re-read "Post Office" and it wasn't as good I remembered. I want to re-read "Women" next, I don't think it's capable of causing disappointment (Is there a hyphen there? I try to hyphenate everything).

And I've been talking shit about Buk's poetry, which I generally think is terrible, but I just found this gem and may re-think my criticisms.

BEER
from: Love is A Mad Dog From Hell


I don't know how many bottles of beer
I have consumed while waiting for things
to get better
I don't know how much wine and whisky
and beer
mostly beer
I have consumed after
splits with women-
waiting for the phone to ring
waiting for the sound of footsteps,
and the phone to ring
waiting for the sounds of footsteps,
and the phone never rings
until much later
and the footsteps never arrive
until much laterwhen my stomach is coming up
out of my mouth
they arrive as fresh as spring flowers:
"what the hell have you done to yourself?
it will be 3 days before you can fuck me!"

the female is durable
she lives seven and one half years longer
than the male, and she drinks very little beer
because she knows its bad for the figure.

while we are going mad
they are out
dancing and laughing
with horney cowboys.

well, there's beer
sacks and sacks of empty beer bottles
and when you pick one up
the bottle fall through the wet bottom
of the paper sack
rolling
clanking
spilling gray wet ash
and stale beer,
or the sacks fall over at 4 a.m.
in the morning
making the only sound in your life.

beer
rivers and seas of beer
the radio singing love songs
as the phone remains silent
and the walls stand
straight up and down
and beer is all there is.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Help those who can not help themselves



I really love Scarlett Johansson. I love her in ways that are abnormal for a heterosexual woman to love another woman. But it's S-JH, YO.

And I hate shopping. I HATE SHOPPING. (did you know I hate shopping? especially when it involves clothing) I can't say for sure if I had a formal flying-jumpsuit that I wouldn't wear it off the airfield.

I tend to wear the same clothes over and over, my favorite shirts are a pair of (grey) men's beaters I bought to camp in two years ago - I try to alternate. I also enjoy a purple Bright Eyes t-shirt that may, or may not, be much too small for me.

But look at what I saw foor Scarlett in on Go Fug Yourself. It makes me sad and I think she should take it off immediately.




***On a far less interesting note, everything I write gets pushed down the page like this. Sometimes, it will let me move it up (it happens in Word too) but usually I erase the entire document when I try to delete the space. Does anyone know why this is happening and how to fix it??***