Archive for July, 2010

Happy Father’s Day

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

“not so long ago…”

marry, not so long ago
with a little tiny marshmellow
from the edge of borneo,
soft as feathered pillow;
then bore four children
of which to sing bad tunes to–

well, it’s okay, the all-mighty will say,
life is not all romance and dance,
life is not all beds and roses;
so you go, workwork all day
so you go, nightdrink the witch’s brew
sometimes, if marshmellow doesn’t notice,
(but she always knew)
up until two–

well, it’s okay, the all-mighty will say,
“if you take a cat and swing it by it’s tail,
pray to God, (or am i god? he says),
hopefully it won’t wail”
and
so you go, tennis in the evenings
so you go, chapatis even in the mornings
and
sometimes, if marshmellow doesn’t know,
you drive to the flea market before work,
your own guilty-shopping,
to find leafs of beautiful words–

marry, so long ago
with now a (not-so-tiny) marshmellow
(but not so tiny yourself)
then bore four children
of which to dance bad steps to–

well, it’s okay,
you can do that, your children (try not to laugh and) say,…
“because you’re the father, anyway”!