Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Poetry Reading Video: The Waiter




The Waiter


There are these times
when I resent being the left-out.
When, where you are isn't where I am
and where we are won't happen right away.
I try to engage you from a distance
but you send those signals,
the Not Now and the Later.
I have engineered my own hurt feelings.

I sometimes stew
in jealousy of the things you know
and the people you give them to.
I miss the act of knowing something,
something particular, particularly well,
and having people somewhere seek me for knowing it.
It is an excuse to feel small.

So no, I don't want to talk about this later.
I don't want to wait till you get home.
I don't want to be the one always waiting,
the waiter with dinner.


Monday, August 19, 2013

Woody Hipster Pins and More!

Hi.  I have pins.  (I'm still working on the poem - or rather I honestly haven't started.  I could list you all the things that have been calling me away, but to be truthful, I didn't make time yet and I'm sorry for that but I'm also not giving up.

"You didn't slay the dragon?"
"It's on my to do list."

*I couldn't find video clip of this..oh well)

Pins.  Here you will find a pin board in which I went a little crazy looking at artist teddy bears - they are so beautiful.  There are also some hipster references, a weird guy on a bicycle, Kick Ass action figures, a pasta measurer with quite a twist, some lovely children's illustrations, a watercolor I made and stuff like that.  Just click through.

Woody Hipster pin from board Week of August 5, 2013: http://pinterest.com/lynnealtaylor/week-of-august-5-2013/
My second board has neato stuff like Chthulu, a Google maps tardis, something for writer's block, a place to park your VW van-ish and more!

A day at the Beach with Chthulu pin from board Week of August 12, 2013: http://pinterest.com/lynnealtaylor/week-of-august-12-2013/
Alternately, it hadn't occurred to me before, but you could follow me on Pinterest: