Tuesday, April 5, 2011

small reprieves of coffee and birdsong

1. Google body. An internet distraction that will actually make you smarter.

2. Today at the Diner:
Mike (my boss) to costumer: Do you want anything else?
Costumer: Well, the waitress, but I guess she's not on the menu.
Mike: She's young enough to be your grand daughter.
Costumer: My grand daughter don't look that good.

3. This ad from Facebook:
 That picture is supposed to make me want to be a social worker? A demon child? Really?

4. 100 Greatest Hits of YouTube in 4 Minutes


I am Learning to Abandon the World
By Linda Pastan
I am learning to abandon the world
before it can abandon me.
Already I have given up the moon
and snow, closing my shades
against the claims of white.
And the world has taken
my father, my friends.
I have given up melodic lines of hills,
moving to a flat, tuneless landscape.
And every night I give my body up
limb by limb, working upwards
across bone, towards the heart.
But morning comes with small
reprieves of coffee and birdsong.
A tree outside the window
which was simply shadow moments ago
takes back its branches twig
by leafy twig.
And as I take my body back
the sun lays its warm muzzle on my lap
as if to make amends.

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