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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

THE TICKET



Henry Miller went hungry a lot
in Paris
but he fed enough blood
to his bitte
to summon command performances
on a regular basis

you can't gain an advantage
by lining up in the neutral zone

show me something
I haven't seen 
like Tilda Swinton's tit
flashed in a movie
I can't remember the name of
but it was good
(partially because of that)

what if everyone woke up at the same time?
(think of all the pancakes that would have to be made)

try
not to get too high
or too low
as they are both impostors

impermanent states of mind
that come and go
come and go
like the shifting breeze


the middle path
slow and steady as she goes
( occasional detours into the gutter allowed)
that's the ticket

24 comments:

  1. Life is full of tickets,

    including speeding tickets.

    When u're born they put a bracelet ticket on your foot.

    When u died u get a signage ticket on your toe.

    Life's ticket is issued once.

    Cats get 9 tickets ... lucky me ... smiles.

    Love, cat.

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    1. Lend me one of them and then we'll have "two tickets to paradise"

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  2. "what if everyone woke up at the same time?
    (think of all the pancakes that would have to be made)" was worth the price of admission. I feel like this is my poem but you wrote it in such a different way.

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  3. Ha...you bet...I'll take that as high praise, and especially because you identified with it :)

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  4. not to get too high
    or too low
    as they are both impostors - yes

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  5. "not to get too high
    or too low
    as they are both impostors" This is quote-worthy.

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    1. Thanks...they are both impostors because they are temporary states, usually more temporary than any other state, though all states are ultimately temporary

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  6. not to get too high
    or too low
    as they are both impostors

    Oh yes!

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  7. Love the second stanza best, it says so much about life and living--we will never gain or accomplish a thing, if we don't claim a side, if we don't risk something...

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    1. Yes, Magaly! In any game, you have to pick a side. and life is the BIG game. (Don't run out of popcorn)

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  8. I really enjoyed reading your poem. In places I smiled ......show me something
    I haven't seen
    like Tilda Swinton's tit.........other lines I can relate to.Very good write.

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    1. LOL...because she doesn't flash them around as much as a lot of other actresses, so that's why i found it memorable!

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  9. Have only seen Orlando... but I don't remember any tits so cannot help you there.

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    1. Didn't see Orlando. Will have to do a Google search for "Tilda Swinton's tit" to find out which movie that was :)

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  10. The thoughts in this come and go like the breeze... warm enough, too. You might be thinking of the movie Female Perversions? And I don't think that's the only one :)

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  11. Female Perversions...I know I haven't seen that one, but it sounds like something I might really like :)

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  12. All the running thoughts but I must say, if everyone woke at the same time, think of all the eggs, bacon, sausage, French toast, muffins, coffee, tea, oatmeal, granola, milk....etc and etc

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  13. I think if everyone stuck to pancakes it would be a lot easier :)

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  14. This stream of consciousness was SO entertaining! I love starting my day with a smile.

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    1. I loved starting my day with your comment :)

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  15. I was 21 when an older woman (probably 50) gave me a copy of each of the Cancer books. I thought they were somewhat offputting but was surprised through life how many images in them stuck with me. This poem rides a wave that is valid and is now being ignored as the world seems to polarize in all its aspects. I think you are surfing the long curl here. Well done.

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  16. She must have been an interesting woman! Was her name Mrs. Robinson? lol

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