What I saw, Friday afternoon standing in the rain, alone.


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The blank stares surround me

as the box moves downward

tired

beaten

souls heading to redemption

heading anywhere but here

alone in the solitary thoughts

locked in a box

within a box

lifted by cables and dropped

a million miles

the smiles on the faces

painted on

clown smiles really

not real smiles

the kind of smile that shares a moment

rather

these sucked the air from the box

and spewed it back

out the vent rendering

breathing impossible

empty

vacuous smiles

that left nothing

but the smell of grease paint

and a tiny pool of dust

until the box

disgorging its sadness

started over again

as I stood there watching…

 

Sandler Boggs

The light switch is broken


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In the darkness

the gathering gloom the

sightless inky quiet

that falls below the crack in the door

and seeps everywhere

like oil

coating in a viscous fluid

I cannot shake it from my hand

and the inky darkness

continues

unlike a liquid

not filling the shape

rather creating the shape

becoming the shape

and changing me around it

so that I to am the shape

but less than the shape

a mass

not completely in the inky well

I hear Poe’s heart beating

and I know I am not alone

the inky darkness

has consumed more than me

I cannot swim upstream here

nor

in brushing away inky cobwebs

suddenly see

I feel the cold draft

and from there I do not see

reaching for the gunwales of a boat

not there

reaching for an end to the darkness

and

clicking the broken light switch

I am alone.

.doc

Fun Friday Freak-out (needed an F rather a W)


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Lots of cools things:

Random Thoughts

  1. Knight and Day looks like it was a really fun movie to make
  2. Why do stunts in movies look so real, but then on Mythbusters they look so silly?
  3. Why is Netflix shipping 2 to 3 times faster than Gamefly? They are shipping the exact same thing and Gamefly costs a lot more per month for less service…
  4. Why are online games so addictive?
  5. Nearing post number 800 on this blog – do you get an 800 number for your blog with number 800?
  6. Why covered bridges? Why not covered roads and open bridges? Would you hide in a bridge during a terrible storm? Where does all that water go? into the river…where is the bridge? over the river…
  7. Micro, mini why can’t we all get along in the USB world?
  8. The fan noise that haunted me for a month is back – I’ve replaced the fan three times so I suspect I have a wire I don’t see pushing the fan off center. Or maybe I am off center so when I install the fan it is already off center.
  9. Engine, Engine number 9 winding its way through my blog…
  10. Saw something on TV last night that made me laugh, US Mail versus SMS. How do you SMS a fruitcake? Why does communication produce such an age divide and “culture” divide rather than use the tool you are most comfortable with…when did communication become about “me” rather than “us?”

 

It’s a fun Friday wrap-up – haven’t done one of those in a long time.