Saturday, April 11, 2009

& what to do with these found hours?

Today it is all rain. A week ago & a day before it was also all rain. & thunder. & lightning. I decided to take a short-cut across the lawn at CSI. I slipped in the mud. While teaching I realised that I smelled like dirt. The students didn't notice. The students rarely notice anything that doesn't have to do with them. Youth & all its fins. That day I had a glass of grapefruit juice. It was my last glass. That night I gave a reading. The rain stopped. People came. People left. I had a good time. I didn't stumble too much, nor did I mention grapefruit or oranges. After the reading/Before the morning Lila & I went to an Italian bakery then had garden burgers & sweet potato fries.

I had sweet potato fries on Monday as well. They were not as good, but the Tar Heels won the championship. I high-fived and hugged a table full of Carolinas. I am wearing a baby blue sweater & thinking of the Tar Heels & North Carolina right now. I am thinking that it is still raining. That I bought grapefruit juice yesterday. That I had yogurt & granola with honey & bananas for breakfast. That I spent Thursday wandering through the Central Park. That Lila has pictures. Has proof. That there was sun. On rainy days like today it's easy to forget about sun.

I should be on a Brooklyn-bound train but sometimes I just want to sit. You know, to just sit here with you is kinda nice. Sometimes it is nice to feel nice, don't you think?

4 comments:

Nicolle Elizabeth said...

you and your photographed proof should come out and play somewhere around within like but not limited to 24-48 hours from now

steven karl said...

how did the reading go?

nicolettew said...

glad to think that you're happy =)

steven karl said...

yes, happy. is it a relative? or a relative term:)

p.s. are you sick of reading about grapefruit?