Monday, April 24, 2006

Trading Up

I want to live
in my neighbor’s house,
eat his food,
kick his cat,
watch his grass grow,
drive his clunker of a car,
sleep with his wife,
listen to his kids
say I don’t know,
covet his neighbor’s life,
go back home
and start all over again.

(all rights reserved Pat Paulk 2006)


Aurora said...

What a wry, clever write!

Poetry by Kai said...


floots said...

moebius marriage
nice idea

Inkblot said...

now that really made me smile!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

you're getting weirder! :) I don't want anything of my neighbors == or do I? now you got me thinking :)

boulies said...

Pat, your mind is constantly spinning these brilliant little scenarios...daily. I want to be in your head for a day; forget about my neighbors!

Natalia L. Rudychev said...

Deep, clever and witty.
Eternal wandering and eternal return.

steve said...

like floots said - this one left me thinking about MC Escher's drawings where a basic twist is introduced to create an endless loop. Very well done!

Nick Zegarac said...

If I were your neighbor I'd be putting up the "for sale" sign right about now. Hauntingly perverse read, Pat. Thrilling, strange and with an underbelly of the macabre.

Russell Ragsdale said...

Hello Groundhog Day. And Tomorrow? Oh Pat, where does it end?

Pat Paulk said...

Thank you Aurora!! hope you enjoyed your audio!

Kai, thank you very much!!

Floots, marriage gives me the shivers!!!!

Thanks inkblot for stopping by!!

Andrew maybe you need new neighbors or, broaden your vision of your neighborhood!!

Boulies, you're welcome any time! Might be crowded though, been told I have 42 identifiable personalities. I lost count.

Natalia, thank you. Maybe the eternal prodigal...

Steve, doesn't sound too bad to me. But, like Andrew said I'm getting weirder everyday!

Nick, I never thought about it, but maybe that's why he patrols with a shotgun. I thought it was for shooting rascally rabbits!!

Russell, I just don't know. Maybe when I wake up with Andie MacDowell in my bed!!!

Pris said...

I like!! I don't know where you find the inspiration to write these daily and so well! Kudos to you.

sangeet said...

Made me smile.. great write Pat!


polona said...

pat, i really admire your ability to produce these gems almost every day!
and i always learn something new along the way...

catnapping said...

hehehe. sweeeet.

Eric said...

hmmm . . . cross off georgia as one of the states i've considered moving to . . .

Pat Paulk said...

Pris, I don't have a clue where they come from. I leave that up to the muse!

Thanks Sangeet all smiles are appreciated!!

Polona, and I in return! It always a pleasure to see what you offer everyday!!

Thanks Rebecca!!!

Eric, I was hoping you were going to be my new neighbor!!