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And Speaking of Skidspoppe........

June 29th, 2005 (11:23 am)
current song: Wasted-Rick Springfield, shock/denial/anger/acceptance

Folks, I'm sure some of you are familiar with my umm....
Unusually STRONG affection
for one Mr. Rick Springfield???

An obsession of mine going back to my childhood--
Evidenced by my collection of his work.

He DID have more than one album.
Upwards of 20, dating back to 1971....
and I have nearly ALL of them.


In my mailbox last night....
Was a key.
I opened the communal "Big Box"
with the key--and pulled out a large envelope...
Return address--VEGAS BABY!

I carried it up the stairs, under my arm,
juggling groceries
and keys.

And let it slip onto my futon, while I put
my packages away--and began dinner.

Pasta water coming to boil, and sauce simmering...
I tore the envelope from my crazy Pirate in Las Vegas,

and gaped.


Laughing and covering my mouth,
even a few tears.

A square-foot piece of shiny thin cardboard.
An album flat.
From Rick's last Record.

I ran my finger over the slightly raised
silver paint pen
across it.....

Ginger, LOVE Rick Springfield


Oh, Jaq.


I Love you.

All Hail, the Mighty skidspoppe!!!


Posted by: beatnik sidearm (beatnikside)
Posted at: June 29th, 2005 04:36 pm (UTC)
atomic cat

We all need the human touch.

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