Love and scandal are the best sweeteners of tea. —Henry Fielding

07 October 2006

A Poem I Wrote That Made Me Laugh Today

This poem is dated 8/16/06. I re-read it today and it made me laugh:

I daydream sometimes about being underwater
For a long time, I mean, as though I could live there
Be sustained far beneath the waves and build a home
Perhaps it is the quiet
An underwater existence would afford
That holds appeal for me
I have an aquatic nature, of this I am aware
An Irish gypsy woman told me once and I didn't doubt her
But there is no such submergèd life
I wouldn't be able to breathe
—At least not in the way I am accustomed—
And I probably wouldn't be able to shop on-line either
So above-ground it shall be
If you can call Tallahassee above ground
P.S. I have banned myself from on-line shopping
(My finances being slightly disordered of late)
I may have to re-think life in the sub-aquatic