Sunday, December 31, 2006

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Rosa Luxembourg? Girls with steel-rimmed glasses, orthopaedic stockings and a pragmatic, anti-bourgeois attitude to fukking?

Rosa, did you ever lie
languid, small pearls of sweat
runneling between breasts
on warm spring days.

Corset loosened, soft cotton shift
blowing, longing longing
the way a young girl does
for that face, those hands

Those hands that will know
what to do, where to go
what to part? That tongue
slick with saliva, seeking. . .

Did you Rosa, did you?

Saturday, December 30, 2006

In the Name of the Peguins

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I hope we never get the world we deserve. . .


I just realized that I LOVE being old!

My courtship dinners in my twenties:

Rock Cornish Game Hens, stuffed with wild rice
green beans in a cream of mushroom (soup) sauce, with slivered almonds
iceberg lettuce and cherry tomatoes and cucumbers in bleu cheese dressing

Brown-and-serve rolls/ butter

Vanilla ice cream with raisin sauce

Over and over and over

Even for an electrical engineer
I'm surprised he married me

Friday, December 29, 2006

First Light first day of Solstice, the promise was the next day would be one second longer. Tomorrow will be 30 seconds longer than today. This is the name of hope. . . .

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Frost Bite

The first night at the hospital
They DNR'd you against my will
at first, then explaining, I agreed

Ended the dialysis
removed monitors
the doctor when pressed
hard against the wall said
10% or 15% and left

Your fever was 103
your arm, next to me on the bed
was blue with cold
the pads on your fingers black
no one, no one but you and me
believed you'd make it through
that night, that morning

At two, I fell asleep (none for two days)
your arm between my two warm ones
one under, one over

And we met, as usual, at the
flaming star nebula

Even now, we often do

a you feel right now!

bag of groceries:

a little sad (cucumbers)
a bit of joy (light bulbs)
tender (hen of the woods)
trusting (aluminum foil)
happy (a cigarette lighter)
pensive (Cherry Garcia)
spiky (leeks)
huge hank of tired (cottage cheese)
settled (sourdough bread)
interested (dill)
lonely (yoghurt)
sexy (a bottle of Ouzo)

missing the triple creme brie

And haven't a clue what's for dinner.

Wednesday, December 27, 2006


Like to apologize to my faithful readers for all the nuttiness going on here recently (as in mood swings. . . .).

I lost my father in my twenties, a brother and a baby in my thirties, my mother in my fifties. Plus, along the way friends, lovers, marriages.

I thought I was an old and practiced hand at mourning. That I knew the steps, and just had to take them. . . .

And I have been feeling better. Some days, and for days at a time, feeling actually really good: hopeful, happy, even joyous.

Christmas day was a gift from the universe: mended 2 broken relationships, got signals for a new one, nothing happened to the car (which I've been worried about), had a glorious time with my grandbabies, and Stevie didn't sulk when I got home. The whole day I felt Edwin close beside me, approving, laughing.

And then bam! Lizard belly in deep mud day. The ache making bones burn, charring heart and soul.

I can only conclude that recovery is uneven. . . .

New Year's Eve Lowering of the Opossum
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Mark your Calendar...Help us ring in the New Year - 2006 Festivities starting at 10:00PM!!!!

'POSSUM DROP 2006 to be broadcast live on the web via WKRK Radio!!!

More info coming soon! click here to go to the WKRK Site

See Our NEW! Video Trailer Here

2005 - Opie the Opossum arrived fashionably by limo and was sucessfully lowered into the New Year!

Clay gazes at the big screen and
the throngs of people who came to
ring in 2005 at Clay's Corner

To reserve your video call us at (828) 837-3797

Note: The opossum is not actually "dropped", it is lowered with great care. We treat our little friend with respect, hold him in awe, and do not inflict any injury or traumatize God's creature of the night.

Welcome to Beautiful Downtown Brasstown, North Carolina- "Opossum Capital of the World!"...Population 240, Been the same for 100 years or more. Some lady gets pregnant - some guy leaves town. Used to be the "Moonshine Capital of the South", but not anymore, it has gone to pot.
The most exciting thing that we do in Brasstown, besides going to the John C. Campbell Folk School and dance with the pretty Danish girl, is "Lowering the Opossum on New Year's Eve." If New York can drop a "Ball", Georgia can drop a "Peach", then we can lower the Opossum."
"More exciting than when the hogs ate Granny!"
The Carringer Chronicle, Jan `99
We have a lot of opossum thangs and stuff like canned opossum run over here in front of Clay's Corner by Mercer Scroggs...We even have the new Diet Lite for you over achievers at the supper table. There are T-shirts, bumper stickers, videos, coffee mugs, refrigerator magnets, and Clay's Corner Bubble Bath to keep ya clean. So, if you need something for that special someone who has it all, get him some of this stuff!...
And, if you stop by, you can fill-er-up at the gas pump, grab a fresh-dipped ice cream cone, and listen to the finest Bluegrass music in the South on Friday nights, when the local musicians take a turn pick'n and a grin'n until closing time.
Now folks, this ain't no joke. We take our opossum seriously here at the epicenter of the entertainment scene in Brasstown. Clay's Corner has received critical acclaim in the eyes of the media. We been featured in The Asheville Citizen-Times, Our State Magazine, and Mid-Atlantic Country, just to name a few.
So, we welcome you to our corner, right here in beautiful downtown Brasstown, NC. Hope you will enjoy our site and laugh with us in celebration of Didelphis Marsupialus..our friend, the opossum.

Clay & Judy Logan

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A New Year

No resolutions ~~

The trick is
to let your strongest
coincide with that
speck of time
you're trying

to rub out
of your eye
just as
the 'possum


Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Much Ado About Nothing 2002 - 2003

you were blood
you were breath
now your ashes
stain my fingers
on their way
to your various

I want to
cry, (and do) but why?
I told you you could go
not to stay for me
only for you
for you,
I'm glad you went

The pain was easier for
me to watch
than you to bear

even holding my hand