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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.


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...

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

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.


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.


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.


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