RDP Monday: FANCIFUL
Gertrude Abercrombie, White Cat,
We waited for the knock on the door
we waited for the phone to ring
we waited for that crunchy crunchy swoosh sound
that cars make
when they pull up the gravel drive in front of our house.
But nobody ever visits us
nobody ever stays for very long
nobody wants to sit in the parlor
me, my cat and the picture of my dead Aunt
staring at us from her coffin
that is hanging on the wall.
RDP Tuesday: MYOCARDITIS
On Valentines Day
one is rewarded with chocolates and gifts of fancy underwear and an overpriced
tokens of gratitude for being that treasured soulmate,
that special somebody
to a special someone
on Valentines hearts are made of mirrors.
But on Halloween
you are rewarded with candy and cries of delight
for showing the world
who you are inside.
I wish everyday was Halloween.
I don’t like Summer.
I don’t like the way it smells, I don’t like the way it turns people’s skin all all creepy and leathery and I don’t like the way these same people say, ” I love the way the Sun feels on my skin. “
I don’t like the stillness of Summer, I don’t like the quiet of Summer.
So buh-bye Summer. See you next year. You will not be missed.
“What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness.”
– John Steinbeck