Friday, September 23, 2011

I LOVE A GOOD LAUGH IN THE MORNING

Embrace

You know the parlor trick.
wrap your arms around your own body
and from the back it looks like
someone is embracing you
her hands grasping your shirt
her fingernails teasing your neck
from the front it is another story
you never looked so alone
your crossed elbows and screwy grin
you could be waiting for a tailor
to fit you with a straight jacket
one that would hold you really tight.

~ Billy Collins



10 comments:

red dirt girl said...

I used to not be a fan of Billy Collins' poetry .... but he's kind of growing on me .... cool pic of Alice Cooper??

xxx

bulletholes said...
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bulletholes said...

Red, I've added a video for you.
I guess you missed Alice by a couple years. When i was in the 10th grade, he really struck my morbid bone. Love the bass line in this; I started to post it yesterday.
I think this was from his album Killer. If I were to suggest an AC album, I'd go with Billion Dollar Babies.
Hi Red!

red dirt girl said...

you're a sweetie!
xxx

red dirt girl said...

Alice appeals to my morbid side as well - quite the showman isn't he?

xxx

Minx said...

Red, Bullets, runs and hugs dear friends x x x

bulletholes said...

Minxy! How ya doin!

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Minx said...

Hello, honey, finding my way back, I hope!

bulletholes said...

I been blogging more this year minxy, and FB'n less. Good to see you here!