Friday, December 31, 2010

waiting as i eat yesterday's (Friday's Sunday's Poem/Hot Actress 69)

it was just a little while ago
by Charles Bukowski

almost dawn
blackbirds on the telephone wire
as I eat yesterday's
forgotten sandwich

at 6 a.m.
an a quiet Sunday morning.

one shoe in the corner
standing upright
the other laying on it's

yes, some lives were made to be

About the poem: I was looking for something that captures the arbitrary, but exciting, but somewhat sad, nature of New Year's Eve -- a day on which the old year "ends" and the new one begins and we look back and think sometimes good riddance and sometimes too bad but usually both, and look forward to the next year with some hope and some worry.

I didn't find that poem, but I did find this one-- with its most-likely-deliberate line break after yesterday's and before forgotten, making it seem to me that Bukowski wasn't eating just a sandwich-- and it reminded me that it's possible to try to make life too important, and that sometimes it's okay to just let a day be a day.

About the Hot Actress: Just barely over 30, Michelle Williams is starring in the movie that Sweetie wants to go see today after we see that Bodies exhibition. So I put her in there. If you want to see a good Michelle Williams movie for which she should've won an Oscar, rent Wendy & Lucy. And then prepare to be sad for a couple days.

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