Work in progress, kinda sorta. I might revise; I might take down. We'll see.




What I Need

I need Naomi Shihab Nye

as President of the United States.

 

I need Celestial Seasonings raspberry tea

and an 18-hour Frasier marathon.

 

I need a mammoth bookstore

with a loveseat or two

for intimate, close reading.

 

I need Tracy and Hepburn,

Marvin and Tammi,

Maxwell House, Quaker Instant,

Donna Summer's Greatest Hits.

 

I need a warm inviting church,

a community that embraces.

I need a permanent break

from the armchair pontiffs

wielding brute cudgels of dogma,

the Facebook Torquemadas,

the blogospheric Cathopublicans,

the anti-Francis fifth column.

 

I need 16 pints of Ben & Jerry's

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough,
3 boxes of Cheerios (family size),
2 jars of Skippy (28 oz.),

at least one tube of Pringles,
and a half-gallon of Hood (fat-free).

 

I need '80s hits on YouTube,

a year's supply of Turtle Wax,

a Quartermillennial Minute,

starlight and pinetrees,

hope of deliverance,

and a gorgeous perpetual dream

of Thandie Newton's ankles.





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Written on 2019-08-18 at 02:43

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josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Thoroughly enjoyed this wander through your delightful needs, especially the part about a warm inviting church. I kept looking for commonality and finally determined that the thread was happiness!
2019-08-18


josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Thoroughly enjoyed this wander through your delightful needs, especially the part about a warm inviting church. I kept looking for commonality and finally determined that the thread was happiness!
2019-08-18