Sunday, September 5, 2010

Michelle: Happy Birthday, 2010

Sometimes nerves go necrotic
masking daily events
with pain shooting into
nerves remote from
the source
like a
metatasizing
tumour, reaching into
places without leaving
traces
of their chosen route,
while replacing
normal sensibilities
with a shortform of
narcissism
and a date to remember
is forgotten
leaving only
hugs of embarrassment and sadness and shame
encountering
her own hugs of receptivity, gratitude and
humility
in Trousdales,
canadasoldestgeneralstore.com
among the costume jewellery
and the soaps and kitchenware
and woolies
on an earlwindy Saturday
afternoon only
fifty-plus years after
a documented Lawrence Kansas
birth
of a daughter to
engineer-pianist parents
whose legacy of
detailed, meticulous and
fastidious care for her
and for their duties
joined
transit to trebled trills
and square roots with
tremolo's and pianissimo's
and Haydn Sonata's to
Colorado water rights
in leafy, fruit-growing
Arvada
where she supervised
younger brothers taking them
to movies
and tested her wings
in Winchell's
moving across the
divide to study
and later to parent
her own three
in coalmining Craig
and later
north of the 49th
in her jammed Cherokee
to KIS transcriptions
and bulletinboards of
inspired provocation
meticulously chosen and
edited
for others' growth
withorwithout
appreciation...
                     that's just her own
composition
rising with her pizzadough
in chords on a Yamaha clavicord
surrounded by books-and-pics
once again chosen, edited and
shared as seeds of
hope in her cosmic
garden
as she tends to her
flowers and family
her offspring and job
never neglecting her
grateful partner who nearly
missed September 4, 2010.

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