Saturday, December 12, 2009
Pieces of Me
Mashed peas and rattles.
Sucking two fingers.
My stuffed koala.
Velvet flocked wallpaper.
Digging to China.
The intercepted love note to Shauna in Grade Two.
Snakes loose in the house.
Late night sleepovers (running through backyards
when we should have been in bed).
Playing Evil Knievel on our bikes.
Meeting relatives in Ireland for the first and last time.
My grandmother's love.
Putting up with alcoholism.
Putting up with abuse.
Talking the gun from his hand.
Chemistry, Biology and Physics.
Setting my mind free in English lit class.
Falling in love with words.
High school graduation.
London. Rome. Munich. Paris.
Steamy nights in the back seat.
Acting, stand-up, karaoke, DJ.
Meeting the love of my life.
Broken bones, broken hearts and mended friendships...
Births and deaths,
Hellos and good byes,
Joy and pain,
Love and sex,
Passion and desire.
Cars and trucks, boats and trains, planes and buses.
Gondolas, tractors, motorcycles, horses and waterskiis.
Fields and lakes.
Rivers and mountains.
I wouldn't give up any of it, because if I did I wouldn't be who I am today. And I love my life.