Saturday, May 22, 2010


The things I got from my family
are a hinky heart and a hot temper,
a dark brooding streak and a propensity
to be alone; leave me alone, but listen

They were aggressively smart people
Good looking and full of seductive power
Careless and hurtful.  Don't take it personally
It's all in your head.  Snap out of it!

The house came tripped to crumble five years
Into the second great depression when I was
Finally left alone in the forest here at the back
Hiding on the alley locked and gated all but invisible

Just me and the dogs waiting
For the loud roar in the quiet of a late summer night

When the house implodes with it's secrets intact
And the roof comes tumbling down


jazzolog said...

I kinda get a poetic idea of what a "hinky heart" might be...but could you tell ol' Doctor Jazz a bit more?

Utah Savage said...

Dear Dr Jazzlog,
I've had high blood pressure since the first time it was checked in high school. So did every member of my family. The women all get vascular dimentia, the men all die of massive heart attacks. I have a murmur and occasionally slip into asymptomatic Afib that could go undetected if my doctors weren't looking for it. I'm on Warfarin all the time, just in case... I'm on four heart related drugs. And my family broke my heart when it comes to trust. Thank you for asking.

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PENolan said...

I wish the house would have imploded on the new kids - except it would have only caused more trouble in the end.

You're pretty good at being alone yet being heard, though. You and the dogs in your alley.

Utah Savage said...

PEN, I too would have liked the house to implode on The New Kids. And my homeowners insurance would probably have covered a rebuilding. I've been thinking about tearing it down and rebuilding it, but it's just a dream.