Sunday, May 13, 2007

Going Through Things

It's another terrific-weather day. I love low humidity!

After Porkchop left for Six Flags, I did yoga, had lunch, and took Porkchop's car in for an oil change. Hey, Mother's Day is the best day ever to get an oil change! There was no wait, so I was in an out in 10 minutes.

Speaking of Mother's Day, I was just contemplating my bookcase, trying to decide if there are any books that I want to purge before moving. Scanning the shelves, I came across a book in which my mom had a poem published about 4 years ago. It was one of those books for which you answered an ad in a magazine and perhaps paid to have your poem published. Something like that.

But, my mom's poem is really good - I think that's why it's the first poem in the book. Dude, people should have paid her to publish it, not the other way around. Anyway, I'm violating copyright laws and reproducing the poem here.

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Sunday Clothes Christians
Rushing to church.
Rushing past the hunger.
Rushing past the hurt.

Sunday Clothes Christians
In a hurry. Can't be late!
Got to hear about so and so's cruise
And make that golf date.

Hurrying down the freeway
In the SUV. White of course!
Hurrying past the dreary slums
The bag ladies and the worn out bums.

Can't stop! Can't help!
Cause Sunday Clothes Christians
Can't be late!
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My mom doesn't write poetry on a regular basis or do any sort of writing outside of business-related things and personal correspondence. Even if she did, it's a terrific poem. It's pretty cool that she was inspired to pen a poem about people in her neighborhood and that she published it.

Other Things
While Keetah did this:



I've been pulling clothes out of my closet and dresser that I want to part with. These are among the items:



Yeah, I think it's finally time to say goodbye to my Vans. I remember purchasing them when I was 15....we've been through a lot together. But, I haven't worn them for at least 2 years. They're pretty beat and holes are starting to wear in the soles.

Well....onto other closets and more purging.

4 comments:

Porkchop said...

We are totally going to get those Vans bronzed. It's going to be awesome!

Carrie said...

I'm still a bit weirded out about bronzing my shoes.

Maybe we could just hang up a photo of them?

I might go for bronzing if you also bronze your little red boots.

getinmymouthstuff said...

Why don't you just spraypaint the Vans gold and pretend they are bronzed. That way, when it's time to throw them out for real, you won't have to throw out bronze.

i miss keetah.

i would even nap with her and deal with the allery consequences.

keetah keetah cat
looks shy drinks from a fountain
nap and chase the ball

getinmymouthstuff said...

uh, that's ALLERGY. I don't know what alleries are.

cj