Sunday, March 21, 2010

Sunday Scribblings #207: Demands

The Oily Side

scum down them walls, sugar

aspidistras be, naturally,

de rigueur,

jimmy jams in blue

Black Madonna holy oil

'side the chips and dip,


and get the fiscal dutitudes

outta here

we going dutch all

dee way, deejay

play that Basie nonsense

all night long

pastoral needs

be our bidness, we

carries our own Tarot

three years in a row,

though Loteria be nice,

aphrodisiac guacamole

holey moley

atsa fact

Rimbaud in the glove compartments

Fidel the Doberman can do all

the sniffing

don't know 'bout chu

but the lofty casuals lost

they flair

aftertimes the Armanis

went on the attack

me and my Goodwill

hirsute weren't playin

no mo,

I was regal

only at midnight which

'splains the need for Tootsie

when she be comin round

I was her netherchild

her tassel baby

particular in the rondo

but the refrains

ain't do me no good

so hustle down the bar-b-q

wherever you finds it

to your liking

bristle-tongue ain't

a feast of all saints

for any of us

quiet the mood

after the show

silly movies be the be all

Carol Burnett, Gilligan, &

we can all vote for Miss Mary.



Blogger Stan Ski said...

Miss Mary gets my vote.

2:50 AM  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

So do I!


as a dirge it sucks!

8:05 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Stan and GT: You old traditionalists! What did Ginger ever do to the two of you?

8:09 AM  
Blogger Carina said...

Ginger's just too demanding.

8:35 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Good afternoon, Carina: Seems the Mary contingent is storming the Bastille...

1:47 PM  
Blogger Dee Martin said...

I'm loving fiscal dutitudes and Goodwill hirsutes - ha. "Priceless"

2:37 PM  
Anonymous Thomma Lyn said...

hehe! Loved this, and its delightful wordplay. Mary gets my vote, too. :)

3:46 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Dee: We wanted to keep the whole poem on an austerity budget: I think we managed to come in on time and under projected costs.

5:08 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Thomma Lyn: Thanks for the good words. I'm afraid Ginger's gonna get all itchy and litigious, what with all the Mary-love.

5:12 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

but after some of your aphrodisiac guacamole, I say it has to be Ginger all the way. Besides the Professor and Mary Ann are already an item, and we can't ever forget Thurston Howell III and "Lovey". Thanks for the trip down memory lane...

7:21 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Teresa: Hope it wasn't a sympathy vote. She had mine, too, but I didn't want to prejudice the votes - fat chance of that, apparently.

8:22 PM  
Blogger Teresa said...

Of course, it wasn't a sympathy vote. I always liked Tina Louise in that slinky, sparkly evening gown. She seemed so elegant and alluring. (I suspect the other people didn't try the aphrodisiac guacamole, or they prefer the "girl next door" type.)

10:29 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Teresa: Gotta point, methinks, about the guacamole. In me youth, I was a Mary Ann disciple; likewise Betty over Veronica. But, in the words of your cousin Bobby Z:

People are crazy and times are strange
I’m locked in tight, I’m out of range
I used to care, but things have changed...

2:24 PM  
Blogger Devil Mood said...

This is one of the most fun poems I read :)

11:55 AM  
Blogger murat11 said...

DM: I am very glad of that! Was fun to write, too . . .

Good to hear from you, amiga.

8:32 PM  
Blogger Dee Martin said...

Love me some Dylan and love this poem but Muravia must be very busy this week :)

3:54 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Dee: Thanks for checking in. Lately, the Blogger-ware has gotten a little weird about posting comments: sometimes they don't post right away (like now). Yours will show up, by and by, I'm sure.

Lots of busy-ness and catching up around here, after a whirlwind trip up to Dallas last Thursday / Friday for a Nancie Atwell workshop. Very glad to have gone, but still reeling a bit from all the traveling Starbucks I poured into myself, after a good month of going without that drug...

9:10 PM  
Anonymous Short Poems said...

Very delightful read :) :)


3:28 PM  
Blogger murat11 said...

Thank you, Marinela.

8:02 PM  

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