Posts Tagged ‘awesome’


Mary, Why Don’t You Come Home? – Gilbert C.

March 30, 2009

Well, Mary’s only nineteen but she’ll come home.
And she’s the kind of girl you want to be with
when you’re alone.
And, she don’t need nobody like I need you.
And, if you want to go, well she’ll see it through.
So, I said, “Mary, come home.”
“Mary, come home.”

Friday night is right when she walks in
with her long, white Camels and a bottle of gin.
I said “Mary, Mary, Mary.” Me on the wall.
And, I’ll go down and take a big fall.
So, I said, “Mary, come home.”
And, I said, “Mary, won’t you come home?”

“Well, Mary, can’t you see that I’m all alone.”
“I’ve been twiddling my thumbs.”
“I been on the phone.”
You don’t pay no mind. “Where have you been
with them long, white Camels and a bottle of gin?”
So, I said, “Mary, please come home.”
I said, “Mary, come home.”

I said, “Mary, why don’t you come home?”
“Oh, Mary, why don’t you come home?”


When The Curious Girl Realizes She’s Under Glass – Bright Eyes

March 9, 2009

Tomorrow when I wake up I’m finding my brother
and making him take me back down to the water.
That lake where we sailed and laughed with our father.
I will not desert him. I will not desert him.

No matter how I may wish for a coffin so clean
or these trees to undress all their leaves onto me.
I put my face in the dirt and then finally I see
the sky that has been avoiding me.

I started this letter I’m going to send it to Ruba.
It will be blessed by her eyes on the gulf coast of Florida.
With her feet in the sand and one hand on her swimsuit,
she will recite the prayer of my pen.

Saying, time take us forward. Relief from this longing,
they can land that plane on my heart I don’t care
just give me November, the warmth of a whisper
in the freezing darkness of my room.

But no matter what I would do in an attempt
to replace all the pills that I take trying to balance my brain.
I have seen the curious girl with that look on her face.
So surprised she stares out from her display case.