Saturday, August 9, 2008

NAKED WITH TRISH

TONIGHT I DRANK ABSINTHE
WITH MY SISTER
AND HER LOVER
THE BOTTLE HAD BEEN
SITTING
FOR 10 YEARS IN MY FATHERS
PANTRY
WE SAT IN THE HOT TUB
AND THEN WE
CANNON BALLED INTO THE LAKE
THIS IS WHAT WE DO
IN MINNESOTA
THEY KISSED AND DID
THINGS
WHILE I FLOATED AND LOOKED
AT THE SKY
I SAW THE BIG DIPPER
AND THE MILKY WAY
I ONCE DATED A
BOY WHO SHOWED ME HOW
TO RECOGNIZE STARS
BUT THAT WAS A LONG TIME AGO
THEY KISSED AND STUFF
WE ALL GOT NAKED
AND SWAM UNDER
THE STARS
I FLOATED
AND PRETENDED
TRISH WAS WITH ME
INSTEAD OF IN VEGAS
I PRETENDED
WE HELD HANDS
NAKED ON OUR BACKS
UNDER THE STARS AND
THE MILKY WAY
TOGETHER
BECAUSE IT FELT BETTER THAN
BEING ALONE
AND ALSO
IT FEELS GOOD
TO BE NAKED
WITH TRISH

6 comments:

Daniel Bailey said...

this is quite beautiful. land of a thousand lakes. i'm glad you're writing DRUNK again.

i'm pretty drunk. i don't know.

what lake are you near?

aliciapernell said...

very lovely, but then again, it always is.

Kendra Grant Malone said...

my dad lives on lake medicine. it sounds fancy, but here everyone lives on a dang lake.

its the same lake that the ice shanty festival is on.

Colin Bassett said...

very nice, lovely

Mike Young said...

at first i thought you meant he lives on some kind of medicine made from a lake and without it who knows what would happen

thetiniestspark said...

"they kissed and did things
while i floated and looked
at the sky"

that made me sigh and miss the midwest, and being drunk in a lake, in the midwest.