Shake off the frostbite and hunker down through the midterm season…this winter is not going down without a fight and I’ve made a little playlist for your victory over the White Witch.
The fauna of Miami
Time Magazine captures each state’s favourite band…which state are you?
La Galerie des Glaces - Château de Versailles
I decorate my future apartment in my mind all of the time
While I read the paper,
Lifted and weighted by you,
I think of your laughter.
The things that come hereafter,
After life has changed its hue,
And after the next page of this paper.
I recall you flipping faster,
Though not after age eighty-two;
While you kept your boyish laughter.
We grew older, we grew fatter,
Things the same and somewhat new,
But you always read the paper.
I thought my soul would shatter
When we lost the river view,
But you cured me with your laughter.
My pieces are all scattered
But I’ve done what you might do,
I sit and read the paper
And think of your laughter.
(For my grandfather. 95 years feels infinitesimally short when you’ve packed it up with loads of good-doing. Three cheers for the brightest light on earth.)