The Cure, The Graveyard Shift, The Long Goodbye

21 May

Took an extended stroll through a graveyard.
I’m thinking, what may be important is ritual.
Not for me, but for those who come every Sunday
and bring flowers to deposit at the headstones
of people who’ve left their fingerprints in some way, on this farce we call humanity.
I find it silly to return to a piece of earth in which
someone has been buried and has decomposed.
But I see the individual importance to the ones left behind, and I cannot discount it.
This all reeks of teenage angst and wearing black and visiting gravesites and listening to Robert Smith whine about pictures of you and letters to girls named Elyse.
But sometimes I revert. And so be it.
I’m out of this country in a few hours. Literally. Impressions aren’t worth much when one visits, so I won’t give you mine. But I’m leaving behind two people worthy of having in that lifeboat with Pi Patel and his tiger.
And that is excruciating.
But most things worth anything are.
See you on the other side.


7 Responses to “The Cure, The Graveyard Shift, The Long Goodbye”

  1. Anonymous 21/05/2007 at 4:49 PM #

    We can’t wait to have you back home in lovely U.S and AAAAAAA :-)

  2. Janete 22/05/2007 at 8:14 AM #

    Great website, love the art and the words.

  3. Lx 22/05/2007 at 2:52 PM #

    thanks janete.

  4. Anonymous 22/05/2007 at 4:39 PM #

    what, no thanks 202?? ye bastiJ

  5. Lx 22/05/2007 at 5:05 PM #

    no thanks, 202.

  6. Anonymous 22/05/2007 at 5:29 PM #

    haha.. i see the grasshopper is disrespecting his masta.. when i seen heen i’m gonna keel heen. 202

  7. chapman 23/05/2007 at 4:10 AM #

    haha, heen.
    well, i for one, was not so excited to see you go. i’ll ride about in that raft with you, as long as you take care of that mangy hyena. i have a phobia.

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