I'm a liberal pagan living in West, Texas. Yes. That West, Texas.

Saturday, December 31, 2005


and so we've had another night
of poetry and poses
and each man knows he'll be alone
when the sacred ginmill closes.

and so we'll drink the final glass
each to his joy and sorrow
and hope the numbing drunk
will last til opening tomorrow.

and when we stumble back again
like paralytic dancers
each knows the questions he must ask
and each man knows the answers.

and so we'd drink the final drink
that cuts the brain in sections
where answers do not signify
and there aren't any questions.

I broke my heart the other day.
It will mend again tomorrow.
If I'd been drunk when I was born
I'd be ignorant of sorrow.

and so we'll drink the final toast
that neve r can be spoken:
Here's to the heart that is
wise enough

to know when it's better off broken..

finally found it.....happy new year..love jackie


Linda said...

Happy New Year, Jackie..had to crack up at Sooner's New Year resolutions, that boy "just ain't right"!!!! I hope you have good health in the New Year (and a little money too wouldn't hurt, huh?)Hugz, Linda

Denise said...

Happy 2006!!!!

Astronaut said...

Happy new year jackie.

Cassandra said...

Happy New Year!!! Even though we have to root for the fucking Eagles.

yellowdoggranny said...

happy new year yeah yeah..but what about the beautiful song by dave van ronk? aghhhhhhh

Scottish Toodler said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Great poem!