logophiliac

By Liz

at 3 a.m.
awake
because
my man
is still
fussing
with his bed sheets
frowning
at his box springs

i reflect
upon
my resolve
to stay.

a pillow flies
across the room
as my man
decides
he needs
just one.

“two pillows,”
he says
“are superfluous.”

i smile.
he says superfluous.
my man.

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© 2005 Liz
Published on Friday, December 2, 2005.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • carlosjackal On Friday, February 8, 2019, carlosjackal (2475)By person wrote:

    Man, this is bloody wonderful. Like a witty and personal diary entry with fantastic conversational tone. Richly deserved POTD.

  • A former member wrote: assuming you have a pillow, it is just like a man to think only of his pillows, and to react violently to the inanimate object that disrupts his rest. But, seriously, when we conceive of the world in logical terms, are we not imposing a binary system on something that may defy logic, that may exhibit properties and possibilities that cannot be accounted for by reason, that cannot be expressed in language or logic? what is it that we love when we love logic... logocentrism... is that a perspective on the world that provides us security, safety, and confidence that we are in control, that we can discover the answers and that ultimately the world will make sense to us because we will cram it into our logical bed of crustaceans and discard all that does not fit under our preconceived and unforgiving systematic black/white, true/false, sound/unsound security blanket? Just a thought. The sentiment here is endearing, I just had to be difficult.

  • Bluegirl On Wednesday, November 15, 2006, Bluegirl (181)By person wrote:

    *grin*

  • A former member wrote: lol this was genious on so many levels...put a smile on my face

  • A former member wrote: made me smile

  • OLd SouL On Friday, December 2, 2005, OLd SouL (781)By person wrote:

    lol love it... only you.

  • A former member wrote: Only you... can break... my broken heart...

  • purr_verse On Friday, December 2, 2005, purr_verse (1038)By person wrote:

    heheh. I'm a logophile too. They're so cute when they have a vocab. >:) Gorgeous pocket of writing, this.

  • A former member wrote: Oh, this was delightful.. sleepy smiles to awaken, too.. my morning pick-me-up..so very refreshing around these mostly dismal parts. Thank you. ~ June

  • A former member wrote: ..P.S. The title is quite fit, though this wasn't anything like I had expected upon clicking.. a warm surprise.

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