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Quotes found by Kris… just cause

Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum.  ~Graycie Harmon

Stupidity is a talent for misconception. — edgar allan poe

OtherJ gets home from business in a couple days. I will be happen when this business trip is done and over with. I will hold a protest if another business trip like this comes up. I will quit my job and come along. During the week things are mostly normal. The weekends however are full of unnecessary mind wanderings that i would be happy to do with out. I did get some cleaning done, and then I got distracted emailing OtherJ for hours on end back and forth. We went to bed at 2:30 am… I couldn’t sleep, so it was a welcome distraction.

So this got me thinking, i found the poem in my lit book senior year of high school… since i had a fascination with tattoos it jumped out at me… i still love it.

First Poem for You
by Kim Addonizio

I like to touch your tattoos in complete
darkness, when I can’t see them. I’m sure of
where they are, know by heart the neat
lines of lightning pulsing just above
your nipple, can find, as if by instinct, the blue
swirls of water on your shoulder where a serpent
twists, facing a dragon. When I pull you

to me, taking you until we’re spent
and quiet on the sheets, I love to kiss
the pictures in your skin. They’ll last until
you’re seared to ashes; whatever persists
or turns to pain between us, they will still
be there. Such permanence is terrifying.
So I touch them in the dark; but touch them, trying.

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