Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Difficulties :)

Well as you can see, I'm having difficulties being photogenic this week! Good gracious fishes and loaves of bread...I'll have to work on that :)

Also, I'm having difficulty finishing all my homework! Next week I have so many tests and reading completions and et cetera...yet I'm baking cookies and writing poetry tonight :D Here's my latest:

Tonight our reality has the flatness
of a black and white photograph.

Curling in the corner of the couch,
the lavender of Earl Grey tea,
a pair of drab cushions,
the Channel from Britain to France
in a frame above the TV,
just wreckage and seafoam,
your body bridging over the waves of mine

Your eyes drifting to the TV screen,
2, 4, 23,
11, 9, 45,
clicking empty channels,
crackling black and white snow,
no reception tonight—

but I know and
you know,
Fawlty Towers,
Julia Child,
BBC News for America,
that somewhere, the show
still broadcasts in full colour:

and the coffee still
percolates on the kitchen counter,
leftover pot roast,
hard bullet peas,
I scalded the gravy,
and by the pot, my crumpled dishcloth,
spent, wet, resting,
left curled in the bottom of your cup—

which we have held,
in which we have heard
the empty echo
of a seashell.
Hollow as the exhale
of traffic in a tunnel,

a droning TV, under
the photograph of the Channel,
black and white waves like static,

There is no bridge,
but it can be traversed by tunnel.


  1. You're so cute, what are you talking about? Oh and you're very creative with your poetry :)

  2. Love that skirt!

  3. beautiful (everything in the entry!)

  4. You are just too beautiful! I love everything about this look! Has anyone ever told you that you look like you could be in a jcrew ad? Because you COULD!