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Aug. 27th, 2005 | 11:28 pm

Inside the the news was no better than without
The airwaves had barely been broken
We stole away from our buried cave
Only to find mad fortune had spoken.

The act was rehearsed
For better or for worse
The audience waited on forgotten parts
The sins of the flesh may in fact weaken us,
even while strengthening the heart.

It leaves me thinking of surprise endings
The kind that don't happen outside books
Where those that are favored by fortune
divine the right answer
Reaching out to them through damnable looks.

I'd hate to be the one to tell you that your days are numbered
I'd love it if I could only stop thinking
That somehow you made it past the sharks to the shoreline
That somehow our ship wasn't still sinking.

But oh, nevermind, let us instead speak of pleasant things.
Let me think of the different ways of loving the sun,
Foolishly frittering life,
with three square meals a day, upon a paid holiday,
and a coy, south islander wife.

When I reach the shore to find my home and
Let no one tresspass to sell or to deceive me
And hang a scarecrow to sing out from his crucifix
And breathe clear at night ever so deeply.

And I'll adjure my scarecrow to keep watch.
He'll burn away predators so fiercly
Endowed with fiery weapons of magic,
Vigilant against those that would steal from
and poison the air with their heresy.

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Rectangle! America! Dumpster!

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from: marinade
date: Aug. 28th, 2005 05:49 pm (UTC)
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Oh, I wasn't saying "AT THIS MOMENT NOW OR I WILL EAT YOUR BRAINS!" or anything, heh.

How'd your talk go with the woman you posted about?

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Duke of Dawdlers, Earl of Twaddlers

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from: decepticonfetti
date: Aug. 29th, 2005 03:56 am (UTC)
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Never occurred, actually. After that night of drunken candidness, she caught a train, just as she had planned to do before the question of "us" was brought into the open.

So, to answer your question: I don't know. At the time, I thought it had ended satisfactorily, albeit without us really establishing anything except that we both had some sort of long-standing feelings for each other, and that she was going to stay in town so we could date proper for and see what more became of it.

But yeah, I don't know. Just a screwed up situation that became a little more screwed up and left everyone with a little more emotional baggage. Welcome to Planet Decepticonfetti, population doubled due to the inordinate amount of multiple personality disorders.

Present company excluded.

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Bull Goose Looney

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from: emoticripple
date: Aug. 29th, 2005 05:29 pm (UTC)
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Anybody I know?

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Duke of Dawdlers, Earl of Twaddlers

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from: decepticonfetti
date: Aug. 29th, 2005 07:30 pm (UTC)
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I doubt it. She's Bobbo's cousin. I don't think the two of you ever met. We've were friends since she first came down from Newark, like, 8 years ago.

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Duke of Dawdlers, Earl of Twaddlers

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from: decepticonfetti
date: Aug. 29th, 2005 07:37 pm (UTC)
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...And incidentally, Bob's total opposite: extremely talkative, ebullient, and self-assurred. Still Irish, though, and fucking crazy.

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