by Denver Butson
A man standing at the bus stop
reading the newspaper is on fire
Flames are peeking out
from beneath his collar and cuffs
His shoes have begun to melt
The woman next to him
wants to mention it to him
that he is burning
but she is drowning
Water is everywhere
in her mouth and ears
in her eyes
A stream of water runs
steadily from her blouse
Another woman stands at the bus stop
freezing to death
She tries to stand near the man
who is on fire
to try to melt the icicles
that have formed on her eyelashes
and on her nostrils
to stop her teeth long enough
from chattering to say something
to the woman who is drowning
but the woman who is freezing to death
has trouble moving
with blocks of ice on her feet
It takes the three some time
to board the bus
what with the flames
and water and ice
But when they finally climb the stairs
and take their seats
the driver doesn’t even notice
that none of them has paid
because he is tortured
by visions and is wondering
if the man who got off at the last stop
was really being mauled to death
by wild dogs.
Staying up all night- pretty ok
Feeling like my organs were shutting down all day- not so ok
Napping in 62 degree weather in my car with the windows down- quite fantastic
Finding out the class I was waiting for by napping in my car is cancelled- initially frustrating
Leaving RCC and being able to nap in a recliner- wonderful.
is such a good friend of mine.
- So, at my work if you sell 100 of these charity shamrock things you can get a t-shirt
- Coworker: I just sold my 99th shamrock
- Manager: One more and it's t-shirt time!!
- Me: *silently wondering this this was a Jersey Shore reference and if I should risk it not being one by laughing hysterically*
- *As they fly into an asteroid field*
- Princess Leia (Lois): We're going to be pulverized!
- Han (Peter): Look we've got four or five of the main characters in here- I think we'll be fine.
- Stephen Colbert: You say that pollen, when it came along for the first time, was like McDonald's for insects.
- Mark Moffet: It is McDonald's for insects. It's uh...-
- Stephen Colbert: How come I don't see any 800 pound butterflies?