Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Here's my favorite guest blogger again

Every once in a while I let Elliott buy some space on my blog to share some of his mind with the world. It's like a window into his soul. Sometimes it's sweet like the one he did about all of the women in his life. Other times the window opens up into a slightly darker place. I love him for all his places. Enjoy...


After the argument that you won
I would now like to enter an alternate universe
Through a door inside the lawnmower shed, where you never go
And leave behind my replacement – a perfect replica
Well, at least after a brief talk to tidy up the imperfections
And an exchange of clothes
He in my dirty blue college sweats, and I in his silver suit
And I would sit in a control room with an ergonomic chair and coffee
To watch you find me limp and wet, having slipped in the shower
Trying to better myself to your unreasonable standard

Yes, and through a little one-way window in the cemetery sky
I would watch you fall to your knees, in your black dress
Upon the red dirt and profess your apology to God and me
That point of true repentance would find my ergonomic chair spinning slowly
And me walking down the backstage stairs with a victorious bounce and a sly smile
To the door marked EXIT

I would emerge through the line of pointed cedars
Dressed in the dirty blue sweats that started the argument
But with a face of humility and change, and slight bewilderment, of course
Having gone through a mystery of time and space
We would embrace and both cry
But we would both know
That now I have the upper hand


High in Demand said...

I'm such a big fan!

I loved this one. I'm not into poetry much, but even I could follow this one.

ericaprosser said...

yes- excellent. mmmm mmmm mmmm

Francesca said...

Oh, I am sorry. I must be so stupid. I just don't have a clue what anyone is talking about. Maybe Erica can explain it to me. Just kidding. Cool poem, have thought some similar thoughts after fights. He would be really sorry if ...

Tangerine Tinselbreeze said...

The Parkman has an alterego? I take it beautiful archermom still knows how to push those buttons on the occassion! Parallel universe on Sunset Drive.

mccobbey said...

That is hilarious! I have to show it Luther.....

Of course, this is me reading humor in the poem which I think you are trying to convey.....after reading some of the people's comments, I am beginning to question if I read it correctly....

ericaprosser said...

I thought it was really funny too. I left a crappy post above b/c I was on the phone while I was doing it.

Monica said...

Very clever and funny. Elliot is an awesome poet...along with his many talents. I have to admit also to some manipulative thoughts as such...but not for long.