Thursday, June 15, 2006

Somewhere Between 33 1/3 & 78

I overheard a conversation
between faces liver spots had yet to squat.
They talked about vinyl records,
like stone age tools studied in pre-CD 101.
These weren’t babies
with jewelry sequined on their lips;
they wore suits with ties and pantyhose,
and cell phones holstered to their belts.
When I got home I looked in the mirror,
then scolded the glass for sneaking
a shaggy, bearded, old man inside.
I remembered my mother standing
at the ironing board lecturing me,
about bringing some long haired boys
from England into her house!

13 comments:

Aurora said...

:) Good poem.

dsnake1 said...

I brought those long haired boys from England home too. they advised me to let it be if i am ever troubled.

love this post! :)

Nick Zegarac said...

Original long playing speed, no doubt. Great post, Pat. Love the way time alters all perspectives yet rarely the opinions that are tacked on for good measure.

Poetry by Kai said...

nice.....

thanks 4 stopping by....

no i'm not sticking at aa.....haha

i did another slideshow...

Poetry by Kai said...

thank u pat....

u know i have a friend name pat & we used to go to high school together.....

i did another slideshow again....
& i'm having a blast......

i told aa that i was very proud of myself...

she loves them...

have a good one:)

floots said...

oh so true
for me too
(only difference is i WAS a long-haired boy from england - oops i still am so i guess that rules out supper at paulk villa) :)
cheers

Don Iannone said...

You made me laugh on this one. I can picture the whole thing.

Wonderful string about the liver spots. Very alive and real.

polona said...

never doubted your being entertaining (wish i could say that about myself) :)

we all age, but good music doesn't...
still like long-haired boys from england :)

...and of course, loved the poem!

texas haijin said...

enjoyed.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

HA! I see the same teenagers every time I go to the music store! I have all of my records in boxes - played one recently and almost couldn't here a bit due to the scratches -- no wonder that my hearing is so bad now! :)

Pat Paulk said...

Thank you, Aurora!

DSnake 1, letting things be was never a strong suit of mine. Thank you!!

Thanks Nick!!

Well Kai, you should've been. I stick my tongue out at her all the time! Thank you!!

Actually Floots, she was pretty cool about that stuff. Supper at Paulk villa anytime!!

Thanks Don! No one asks for those things so they have to be squatters!

Polona, I bet you're very entertaining. Still love the music. Long hair has been replaced with gray. Come join Floots and I at Paulk villa! We'll drink beer, listen to CD's and make fun of a particular Canadian poet!!

Thanks Dustin!

Thanks Andrew!! Times do change. Now, I'm the old guy looking and thinking , how weird...

Poetry by Kai said...

u r funny....
im telling aa that u stick ur tonge at her.....lol

Nea said...

Ah yes, and now we are our parents, and lecturing our kids about those long haired hippies that we once were.........I don't remember getting old.....how did this happen, my mirror was on vacation and when it returned it brought with it another face.