Thursday, December 12th, 2002 - CreamIt's my sweetheart's 26th birthday, so I wrote him a sweet, silly poem to celebrate. At least, that's the part of the celebration I can tell you all about here . . .
A Birthday Bestiary
If I were an ant, I'd crawl about
If I were a bird, I'd make your hairbrush my upscale
If I were a cat, I'd rub against your ankles, purring
As a dingo I'd domesticate myself,
Even as an electric eel, I'd learn to light
Feeling froglike, I'd bring you flies,
As a Japanese beetle, I'd *not* eat your plants,
Loving you as a lion, I'd roar out your arrival,
If I were a newt, I'd hang around, look cool for you,
Yes, I would too.
Running as a roach, I'd just keep out of your way,
As a spider, I'd spin your poems, string them
As a terrible tapeworm, I'd infest your worst enemy.
Uniquely a unicorn, I'd go find you pretty virgins
Really, as a unicorn, I would!
If I were a viper, I'd not eat your eggs or
What I'd do as a wallaby, I haven't a clue;
But, I'm me.
But most of all,
you and me
Don't you think?
For Tim Pratt on his 26th Birthday from his fiancee Heather Shaw.
Labor Log:Holly had some mild contractions last night and periodically today. Tonight she had one kind of big one, but as far as I know, that was all (and that was hours ago). So, we wait. Patiently.
Writing log:Wrote a poem. See entry for details.
In the Shade of You nominated in the long poem category for the Rhysling and will be reprinted in the 2002 Rhysling Anthology!
"How to Suck" reprinted in From Porn to Poetry: Clean Sheets Celebrates the Erotic Mind
I've been reading:
Currently Reading:The Night Watch by Sean Stewart
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