Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Now we are in the doldrums between the holidays

The Thanksgiving turkey has been carved up and now we commence the march the year ending holidays.

Figure I will try to do something extra special with Mom for Christmas. There had been talk of going down to Virginia to visit Melody and her family but nothing has been finalized.

New Year's Eve poses yet another question. I don't want to spend a lot of cash running around. Last year's venture into Manhattan was a good time but mostly because of the groovy folks I was hanging with.

I dunno. I'll be in Vegas the week after. You can follow along my other blog for the play-by-play from the Consumer Electronics Show.

I know there is plenty going on for New Year's. I just have to plant my feet someplace and see what happens. :-)

Flame and Bone

When I was made from fire
Poured into the tender vessel of caution
That keeps my smoke from rising
Quickly did I discover that apart from crisp drizzles or falling snow
The world chilled my touched
Walking the narrow cornered gap between girders and cut stone
One learns to tuck his shoulders in or risk
Jostling a neighbor passing by rapt with want
For a clear path without the distraction
Of another man's boiling eyes
The tip of a finger
That oldest of all weapons
Grown deadlier and pristine in its invention
Gathers a mote of a cinder on its bare flesh
And turns pondering how best to scratch the impious itch
Prying open the tender seam
Where the oil of thought dews
Offering a new wick to ignite
Squirming alive as a salamander of mischief
That yearns for a taste of air it is so ready to devour
The steam of breath betrays me
Before the glint of orange spreads
In popping bright waves
Eroding the fibers feeding it
Leaving naught but ash
As my shell of quietude falls away