Saturday, March 12, 2005

my father warned me about men and booze
but he never said anything about women and cocaine

my motto, courtesy of tallulah bankhead
who is more wildly divine and wickedly outrageous
than [most of] the girls i know

i have had my ups and downs
but wotthehell wotthehell
yesterday sceptres and crowns
fried oysters and velvet gowns
and today i herd with bums
but wotthelhell wotthehell
i wake the world from sleep
as i caper and sing and leap
when i sing my wild free tune
wotthehell wotthehell
under the blear eyed moon
i am pelted with cast off shoon
but wotthehell wotthehell

my epitaph, by a certain don marquis
excerpted from mehitabel's song
mehitabel is an elitist little cat
who insists she once was cleopatra

does anyone find it odd that
i connect with a cat
who befriended a cockroach with a typewriter?

a cockroach named archy
who dove onto each key
headfirst
to satisfy his need
that desperate need to tell
the stories of his life

1 comment:

maxkelley said...

I have just discovered your ... what are they called, blogsites? In fact I've just discovered the concept of blogging itself, and perusing some sites, I really like yours. I think it's a shame that nobody commented on your entry quoting Marquis quoting Mehitabel. I love Mehitabel and, by extension, people who appreciate her ("Life is just one damn kitten after another, Little Archie!"). You must have read how Mehitabel dispatched Fluffy (and if not, look for it; it's great). Good luck with your quest for a perfect roommate.