Three years from now, as the crow flies, We plan to make our trans-Atlantic relocation. My favorite coffee cup has a hairline fracture – It may not survive the rigors of the journey.
There’s a lot to plan, to organize. Why are So many folks developing pancreatic cancer? Can living in Washington DC kill you directly, (Let me check my thermoluminescent dosimeter) Or it is the bad habits you pick up trying to cope?
Knowing what goes on behind the scenes Is a curse, not a blessing, not a benefit. I’ve always hated American-made B movies. (What is Morgan Freeman selling? Please? ) Studio actors, musicians are living on borrowed time.
SAG awards their lifetime achievement trophy To Joe the rapist, the bad dad, and his first mate, Who literally screwed her way to the very top – (Betrayed by laughter that seeks to shields her shame) Proving to women everywhere that it can be done.
The Academy Awards are taking a different tack. Joe gets best costume design for his mask That grins and lies. The rest of the crew (including those I use to know and respect) share Best ensemble for dramatic imitation – a new award
This year. They imitated a white house. Imitated A cabinet. Imitated a government. And all our Adversaries know it. And all our allies shiver In fear for what might happen when they turn The lights on and turn the cards over on the table.
(“Damn, what happened to the Americans?” They ask Me in emails that self-destruct in thirty seconds.) It’s way past time for this one to end. Please, no Overtime, no keeping the crowd in suspense. Two minute warning. Leave early and beat the traffic. April 6, 2021
A book I love was the easy part. Moby Dick, or The Whale. Picking a sentence was harder – There are so many good and godly ones.
So I thumbed through and considered Passages I had already underlined, words that spoke loudly to me when I first read them.
“The Loom of time”
So here is the poem.
With these hands I weave my own destiny. The threads I twist and spin together form The basis, whether cotton, wool, or silk, For weaving every cloth and tapestry That results. Color and texture inform The ultimate Design. Repetition And precision make the underlying pattern strong. The crosswise stitch overlaps to reinforce borders of interface With new threads introduced. The surface fills with dust for a moment – I blow it off And continue. I reach a point where I can see the end. I may undo a stitch Here and there for a more complete outcome.