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I saw you laughing in the sunlight…a poem.

I saw you laughing in the sunlight…

It was warm on the edge of crispness…the inspired comfort would be crawling away in moments, soon to be replaced by the autumn evenings chill. We all sustained the dying days of that perfect summer by our religious pilgrimages to that perfect place. You never knew how desperately I loved you…how hard it was to be so close, holding constant distance between us. The way my head has felt like it would rip open from the torture of holding back from you…the need to feel your skin caressing mine…the constant temptation to have your taste on my tongue. When you laughed then, and kicked your feet free in the tiny pool turned golden from the waning lights attention…the near invisible droplets mimicked glowing gold dust surrounding you in a cloud of soft radiance…displaying your perfect profile in the manner it deserves. Your head thrown back in jovial elation…your swanlike neck arched jubilantly. I could see the cloud-soft texture of your skin from above the falls. I could hear your luscious laughter bubbling freely into my ears, the vibrations causing my very soul to stir in damning hunger. Dear Christ, how I longed to trail feather light kisses along your precious skin…to raise tiny bumps on your shoulders in the growing coolness and shadow. To feel your silken strands of sunlight tickling the lids of my eyes as they closed in passionate reverence. I wished that I had a camera at that miraculous moment more than I had ever wished it before…more than I ever have again. 


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I actually really dislike Oprah Winfrey as a talk show host and television personality.

I was home with my kids when they were babies and I had her show on a lot. Then at one point I remember her and her friend going into a Walmart and just cracking up over the fact that they were so frigging isolated by their current wealth that they didn’t understand how things worked there. Like the way that the plastic hangers operated or something…

I remember being absolutely disgusted at their behavior. Not only that someone who presents her life story as having grown up in poverty would turn around and make fun of the fact that she doesn’t understand how people who are not as well off as her would live, but additionally to think that her audience is so much less intelligent than she is that not one of us would be offended by her behavior.

Well I was, and I haven’t watched a thing that woman has put out in the past ten years.

I do think she is a brilliant actress though, even so, I couldn’t watch …