You said you’d:
- Like to know my name.
- Like to see more of me, all of me.
- Love me forever.
- Stop hitting me if I stopped eyeing other men.
- Like to have kids.
- Need time to think—or did you say drink? with your buddies.
- Like me to wear something new.
- Be sweet if I wasn’t always yelling at you or the kids.
- Like to take time off—from work and our marriage.
- Found somebody who reminded you of me.
- Love me forever, if
I’d just put down the—
Response to the 100-Word Challenge for Grown-ups
In response to the 100 Word Challenge for Grown-ups:
In the dark recess of my mind, I wonder who’s not eating while I gorge on strawberries, nectarines, and peaches. Summer lovelies. Women raped in fields by their foremen or co-workers. Never tell. Mothers, fathers, children all evicted while picking fruits I swallow with delight. They work twelve-hour days for paltry pay, often shorted. Too tired and scared to argue, wanting respite from the sun, they trudge home to find their sole possessions thrown out upon the street, a red-tagged door: “No Trespassing. Violators will be prosecuted.” Exposed wiring. Holes in walls. Rodent infestation. Nowhere else to go. Juice courses down my chin.
A few minutes ago, while reading the imperfectionists by Tom Rachman, I came upon this sentence: “After a little searching, he finds a gate within the pleached fence and enters.” Hmmm…could this be a typo? Continue reading
I was just buzzing along and suddenly sideswiped by this sentence:
“The silence in the room seemed to be full of holes.” from Monsieur Pain” by Roberto Bolano, translation by Chris Andrews
I sat back in my chair and listened for holes. Lovely.
So I accidentally tripped over this word today. The OED was lying on my office floor.
semi-bousy, a. OBS. Halfdrunk. c1400 Som vnlusty persone, pat wer not wele aswakid, or semybousy ouyr eve.
This juicy word must shed the dust of obsolescence. Go forth and speak of being semi-boused with your friends.
The challenge, should you decide to accept it: use one of these two words in a sentence that sheds some light on their meanings.
Intercalarity – The burden of the song; the putting between, as the burden is between the verses.
Intercalary - adj. 1) Of a day, days, or month: Inserted at intervals in the calendar in order to bring an inexact reckoning of the year into harmony with the solar year. 2) Of a line or stanza: Inserted at intervals in a composition; of the nature of a refrain. 3) Of the nature of an insertion between the original or ordinary members of a series or parts of a whole; interpolated, intervening.