preface to the week

by jhon baker

Leaving soon for Florida – Disney world to  be more specific. Celebrating my boy’s seventh birthday. The last time I was there, when I was about 12ish, there was a sunscreen incident and my brother and I got second degree sunburn – this was the second day. That night we ate at the Mickey Mouse Buffet where M.M. gave me a great big hug – after I stopped screaming and crying my memory fades away. I am hoping that better memories are created this time.
I should be able to post while there depending on how tired I am and the amount of pain my leg decided to make me endure. I am hoping that a change of scenery will inspire a few poems out of me that aren’t about six foot tall mice and Disney pretty princesses. Disney pretty is not my pretty – Disney beautiful is not my beautiful – is there such a thing  as Disney sexy? They do make or subsidize porn films don’t they? Maybe my wife and I will happen across an adult bar wherein we get smashed and fuck in the bathroom, that will be Disney sexy.

I once wrote a poem called “sexy to me” – I don’t like it now but I should find it and place here a few excerpts for you laughter and comedic enjoyment – not that it was meant to be funny but that it probably is in retrospect.

sexy to me is sunday morning
reading the funnies
hair messed in a bathrobe
drinking fresh coffee
before the children wake up.

sexy to me is dancing the tango
in the kitchen
while making dinner or
after doing the dishes
elbow deep in hot sudsy water.

sexy to me is skillfully touched
with fingers, a somewhat
gradual fragility
like lace or satin
or the efforts of a silk worm.

that isn’t from the original bad poem and is just a sketch that still may be badly written – I’ll let you judge and later, I will as well when I sit down to really write it up.
I reread the original and it sucks beyond comprehension. I would like to obliterate all my former writings while I was learning but then I wouldn’t have learned anything. I would like to erase all of them from the WWW and publications so they could no longer be connected to me in anyway. Fortunately I wrote under a pen name.

last thought before I smoke my last cigarette for the night and go to bed awaiting the five am limo call – If I don’t get to reading your blogs – I will play the apologist now and try to catch up in a week. If I die in the meantime know that I’ve loved life, my wife, child and the few words I’ve managed to scrawl out if any of them are worth a damn. Not that I think I am not going to make it back – but you never do know – unless you do and hey, bully for you.

9 Comments to “preface to the week”

  1. Enjoy your trip! I hope your pain level is low and you see some interesting things to write about…
    Don't worry about us, we'll be here

  2. Hope you have the best time. Can't wait to hear about it upon your return.

  3. Have fun in Disney!! I love the place!! If you're staying on property, you're gonna REALLY love it!

    I'm jealous…

  4. Can you believe I live 45 minutes away from Mickey-Land and have never been? I know..
    I hope you, your wife and son have a wonderful, wonderful trip!!!

  5. I envy your trip. I know you'll have a ton of fun. Hit up the McDonalds on Industrial Drive (or is it International?). It's a 'fancy' McDonalds where they serve all kinds of high end food along side the traditional fare. I had several fun trips to that establishment. Oh, if you're going to Universal, or get a night to yourselves, hit up the cigar bar there! It's an AWESOM place. Nothing better than a good cigar and a glass of scotch!
    Take some pictures, have fun, and tell me all about it.

  6. Enjoy your time away. I went to Disney when I was five and I have such great memories, even though it would be hell on earth to me now! I'm sure your son will enjoy it and have lovely memories, too.

  7. Have you enjoyed your time away? Because while I enjoyed this poem, I'll need another soon.


    p.s. Finished your book “Hands on Hips”. 🙂 I really, really liked it. I know the second “really” is superfluous, but I've marked several of the poems and almost have them memorized. If we ever meet in person I'll probably get drunk and recite one. 🙂

  8. love readings it,
    honesty and courage are cool.
    keep it up.

  9. keep it up.

    I am your follower, welcome follow us back.

    hope to see you at our week 11 potluck tonight.
    we are open Sunday, American central time 8pm and remain open until Wednesday 8am.

    any poems are welcome,
    linking in early would be of most beneficial to have your work read and commented by fellow participants.

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