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Kathy...this one's for You

June 6th, 2007 (05:29 pm)

Here I am in my Fortress of Solitude.
My Host is away at work, I have his machine.
I am so far North I am lost.
But I am safe.

The sky is huge and I watch carrion land on the far off phone tower.
I sit on the balcony.
I smoke.

I bounce in my hand, a heavy object.
I read the inscription over and over.

THE SPIRIT OF MY BLINKY BOX

You told me
when you gave me this Zippo years ago
that you were inspired by my words.

Today I look at the inscription and am caused to draw from the spark.


You remind me.


I chant the text carved into this little brushed silver machine...
THE SPIRIT OF MY BLINKY BOX

I have been given MANY fine gifts, in my life.
Many.


But none so simple
so perfect
as this one.

I carry it on my body always...
My hand knows it.

i, i laugh when i lend it to Summer the bartender to go out back
and smoke a cigarette--and she comes back saying it is dead.

She hands it to me--
One roll of the thumb across the wheel, lit.
She laughs.

It knows my hand.

My Fire.

Talisman.

When what I must do
becomes too hard...

I hold it tight in my fist.

I am hiding in a Safe House.



The carved text is pressed into my palm.

Comments

Posted by: Kathy (hrm_ok)
Posted at: June 7th, 2007 03:05 am (UTC)
Still inspired...

Just more quiet.

I was there recently, but did not know how to reach you. I left you a message, but I did not think you would get it.

Posted by: lolliejean (lolliejean)
Posted at: June 7th, 2007 03:32 am (UTC)

You are strong You are invincible You are (GINGER!) woman.

Sometimes only ths Helen Reddy song will do.

love you honey. you'll get to the other side.

xoxo

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