Sometimes it's all I hear.
Great loud booming
deep inside my ear.4/21/02010
Here's a poem about our mongrel, Sherman. When we first got him, he was as quiet as a mouse. I kept asking Beth what was wrong with him, convinced that his silence [and extreme passivity] were a symptom of something, a sure sign that death was near. Well, clearly I broke him. Now he is not passive at all, and he has a very loud and insistent bark. A decade on, he's not showing any signs that he's at all ready for death.
I always worry that you will stop loving me someday.
I often think that maybe I am always in your way.
I sometimes wonder if you'll love me when my teeth fall out.
I really hope you'll still remember what our love's about.4/11/02010
Swimming through the ocean,
flying through the sky,
walking through the wilderness,
though I don't know why.
Trying to be braver,
still ending up as shy,
much too confrontational…
still your favorite guy?4/10/02010
This was an exercise in rhyme more than anything else.
And the "confrontational" comment stems from a conversation about how my darling wife realized that sometimes I have conversations during which I seem inappropriately argumentative/confrontational/adversarial, though I don't necessarily mean to be.
I don't remember how to play
this silly game I'm in.
Nonetheless, I'll find my way
so someday I may win.4/9/02010
Beth brought me along that night as an interloper on a dungeon crawl. It had been years since I last played D&D, and I never really did quite get the hang of it. The reference to winning is a sly little joke, given the nature of the game.
Congratulations to you.
I'm so proud of what you've done.
Just to prove it's true,
a purse is what you've won!4/3/02010
I believe this was when my darling wife had lost 100 lbs. If I recall, she got an exercise bike as a reward for the first 50, a coveted purse as a reward for the second 50, and she's scheduled to get a real bicycle as a reward for the third 50. As of the time of this writing, she's about 3 lbs. from reaching that final goal.