Lexington, KY 40507
I love blogging, music and poetry. I also record music. I learn from Rob at Musician on a Mission. It has given me so many opportunities that I would never have been able to have previously. More importantly (at least, I think so!), blogging has introduced me to some of the most amazing people I am proud to call my friends.
When I am interested in something, I like to read up around the subject. One of the things that I’ve noticed with most blogs sites aimed at educating bloggers is that the majority of them are very US focused. Blogging is not specific to any one country, but when you look further into the issues surrounding blogging, input from someone in your own country is much more useful.
and now the ****** stands up
however, things change overnight–
instead of listening to Shostakovich and
Mozart through a smeared haze of smoke
the nights change, new
we drive to Baskin-Robbins,
Rocky Road, Bubble Gum, Apricot Ice, Strawberry
Cheesecake, Chocolate Mint…we park outside and look at icecream
a very healthy and satisfied people,
nary a potential suicide in sight
(they probably even vote)
and I tell her
“what if the boys saw me go in there? suppose they
find out I’m going in for a walnut peach sundae?”
“come on, chicken,” she laughs and we go in
and stand with the icecream people.
none of them are cursing or threatening
there seem to be no hangovers or
I am alarmed at the placid and calm wave
that flows about. I feel like a ***** in a
beauty contest. we finally get our sundaes and
sit in the car and eat them.
I must admit they are quite good. a curious new
world. (all my friends tell me I am looking
better. “you’re looking good, man, we thought you
were going to die there for a while…”)
–those 4,500 dark nights, the jails, the
and later that night
there is use for the ******, use for
love, and it is glorious,
long and true,
and afterwards we speak of easy things;
our heads by the open window with the moonlight
looking through, we sleep in each other’s
the icecream people make me feel good,
inside and out.
Stephen L. Cross
Nashville, TN 37201