"Anthem" by Leonard Cohen

"The birds they sang at the break of day
Start again, I heard them say
Don't dwell on what has passed away
or what has yet to be...

Ring the bells that still can ring
Forget your perfect offering
There is a crack in everything
That's how the light gets in"

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Mom and me: 1962

Mom and me: 1962
Originally uploaded by musicmuse_ca

"Cactus" by Beth K

It is so hard to get my arms around it,
this giant cactus, with all of her sharp spikes.

I think to myself, "this time
it will be different.
If I approach her carefully, gently,
slowly take her into my arms,
this time it won't hurt

I only want to touch the soft skin I can see
just beneath her quills.
The sweet fragrance of her flower draws me in....

And here I am,
still pulling out each of the
many quilly daggers
lodged in my flesh
from every other time I tried to sink
into her embrace.

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