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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:40 AM
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The RetroLounge Daily Poem Thread (Wed 7/23/2008)
Tactile

I wouldnt touch the gloves he left in the lobby
because his cuticles were bloody, red and sore.
He wanted me to feel the swelling below his lip.
I stepped back, and said I could see it throbbing.

He is tired of telling me that he is tired, and he rolls
his eyes when I tell him to go home, soak in a hot bath.
He winks, Girlfriend, Id just love me a bubble bath.
I ask again about his prognosis, hoping he remembers.

The last doctor said without meds, six to seven
months, and with my meds, maybe twenty more years.
He smiles. Hell stop taking his meds again, and I want
him to die, because I cant refuse to touch him anymore.

Donna Weaver

******************

:hi:

RL
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Callalily Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:46 AM
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1. Tactile is right.
What a powerful poem, especially the last line,

and I want him to die,because I can't refuse to touch him anymore

:hi:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:57 AM
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2. Yeah, pretty intense...
:hi:

RL
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 07:28 AM
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3. d00d
gross

:puke:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:56 PM
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8. I don't think gross is the correct term...
I think more it's about aids, perhaps?

RL
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:58 AM
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4. ...
He is tired of telling me that he is tired, and he rolls
his eyes when I tell him to go home, soak in a hot bath.
He winks, Girlfriend, Id just love me a bubble bath.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:56 PM
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9. ...
:hi:

RL
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blueraven95 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 01:14 PM
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5. ...
:cry:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:57 PM
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10. Yeah.
:cry:

RL
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kat_kringle Donating Member (494 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 02:24 PM
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6. check out, kim addonizio's short (1 page) story, 'survivors'
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 02:25 PM by kat_kringle
although, since you are enveloped in books, you might have had already..


thanks for the post, brian!!! :P

**edit: although respelled
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:58 PM
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11. Kim is one of my favorite poets
Haven't read her stories yet. Her novel was awful, I thought.

You're A Kim fan too? :loveya:

RL
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kat_kringle Donating Member (494 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:39 PM
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16. i was just introduced two semesters ago to her
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 06:40 PM by kat_kringle
in a writing fiction class(which i loathed, unfortunately), but i did get a little look into her poetry and a few of her short works.
and i do like her quite a bit. :)

how are you!!?? :hug:

**edited to answer original question :crazy:
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:40 PM
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17. I'm good!
Hanging out in my bookstore listening to tunes and selling books...

:hi:

RL
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kat_kringle Donating Member (494 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:43 PM
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19. lucky!!
you sell books online, too, eh?

cause, i finally got some work, after a year of unemployment, and need something new to read.

although, there is a library. i am in a metro, after all.

:)
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:44 PM
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20. I have a few online...
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 06:45 PM by RetroLounge
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kat_kringle Donating Member (494 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:47 PM
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21. gracias, senor
now, i must depart for a few 'ours.

you going to be online later?
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:48 PM
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22. of course...
:hi:

RL
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:29 PM
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7. Woah. Yikers.
It's usually me posting ones this dark.
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 04:58 PM
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12. Hope I didn't steal your thunder...
:hi:

RL
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hotforteacher Donating Member (296 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:22 PM
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13. Hey Retro
I'm going to throw this into my curriculum this coming school year for my seniors.

Thank you for keeping on Retro, VIVE LA EX LIBRIS!!
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:25 PM
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14. Really?
That is totally cool!

:hi:

RL
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hotforteacher Donating Member (296 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 05:41 PM
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15. Oh yeah.
I like to break them over the head with pieces like this and get conversations started. You should see how they reacted to Burrough's "Junky". Brilliant...but that's how I get the 10th graders during the first week of school when we talk about what we consider to be "good" writing. I check in here periodically for new ideas.

And to make sure that you are keeping Milwaukee literate. ;)
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RetroLounge Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:41 PM
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18. Keeping Milwaukee literate is a full time job
but I try...

:hi:

RL
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