Timing

Saw a thing today I was gonna tell you about it

Heard some conversation that I thought were clever
I was going to ask if you thought any of this made sense

and what your take was on the state of the union

as the states stance seems to change every day

I was gonna ask if you had ever been to Paris

I know we should be grateful and so I am

but this thing about time is she don’t give a damn

I should have said more when there were spaces to say it

and I should have asked more when there was room to grow
and I should have held you face when it was in my hands

and took clearer pictures in my mind

and I know I should be thankful

and so I always will be

but the thing about time is it’s not endless
and its not free

For all the little times there is beautiful remembrance

and who could have thought it or known it to happen

dreamed it into being

or it was allowed from the creator of times

I was going to ask you something

or tell you something

but
that thing about time and timing

man

she takes away and never tells when she will return it
that thing about timing
she is beauty or she just don’t give a damn

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When I was in California

I got some sun in California

for a day or so
and I thought man, is this the same sun that shines every where else?

I was out in wine country and sitting under the big western sky
and thought man are these the same stars that poke through every one else’s night?

This is what I’ve been missing

and it’s interesting the perceptions we have about places

and people and their spaces

the breath of the grapes and their dirt

the openness of the sky

and the dryness in the air

makes you come alive

and then the tourist traps selling their tourist crap

from places where history was made

here get your Alcatrez magnet

I saw my lover in California
or maybe California is part my lover

those wide open thought spaces

stars in his eyes

and dry like the warm heat of the sun
and the breath of the life in the dirt

that feeds the grapes that I drink by the bottle

a high kind of buzz

its the same kind of thing

baby gets his own set of mindless tourism

but please no magnets from Alcatrez

Fell in to California
or California just kept part of me

either way I met my lover in California

or California part was my lover

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Wrapped Up in My Privilege (Satire)

 This post comes adapted with a trigger warning

Triggered at the beginning so be sure to be warned

that you will be triggered

1.

I went to my safe space
I have two

one is my sleep everyone is safe when they sleep

if you live in America

in the country
where there aren’t any aggressive sirens

or loud people arguing about their wives

2.

Everyone is safe when they sleep

if you are a heavy sleeper
and you have a big fat privileged cat

3.
Everyone is a safe when they sleep

if you are already born and can be seen as human

not a embryonic tumor feeding off a bunch of privileged American women who don’t want you

4.

My other safe space is none of your business

because he is mine

and man those social justice women

wouldn’t like that gaze he gives me

when I’m just a woman as free as ever a woman has ever wanted to be

5.

I went to sleep in my deep way
let the laundry go and the dishes go

and unplugged my computer
and let all the riots and protesters dig themselves in

I hid from the microaggression of that guy who acted like I shouldn’t know what a Tandoori grill is

in Alabama

and that woman that didn’t know what a vegan was

because clearly we are all white racists
in Alabama

watching Nascar and eating chicken
I hid from the long philosophical talks about plants and history

6.

I held on to my fat privileged cat who is my only real friend because humans are the only evil animals on earth

according to the ASPCA and PETA and all the animal justice warriors

and that is why my cat is not guilty of her privilege

because an entiteled evil human being feeds herimage