11.08.2013

Luck Be A Lady

    Lucky, he’s so lucky
       he knows he lucked out
             (as a lover of women)
     to be graced by a good woman
      he’s grateful
 expresses gratitude freely
       as wine flows freely
 (only take a couple freelies
    before it starts feeling weird)
   love, well that’s free
        (too)
        but all that love & luck
                    booze & gratitude
                    masks like Mardi Gras
                    covers like a sleeve
                           what’s tattooed on his heart
                                 (love me)
                            (love me)
                       (love me) (so I can love myself).


Only a guy who calls himself Herotomost could get away with this.

13 comments:

  1. Ahhh! You're so right. He is lucky (and he knows it too). I love your asides, woven so skillfully throughout - a little tongue-in-cheek, a little pointed.

    he’s grateful
    expresses gratitude freely...

    This is one of my favourite things about Corey. (He's a hero to me!)

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  2. Now that hits right to the bone Babyluv....and I would never be mad. Looking in the mirror is a tough thing but these things that you have written about are things I am all too familiar with, worrying too much about how others think and feel about me and placing too much emphasis on that. Self esteem is a Halloween bitch, the costume of self confidence feels good as it blocks from view the feeling of weakness and ineptitude. When the costume starts to get ratty, we move on and get new friends, ones with darning needles swatches of colorful fabric. Age helps....but we are who we are under that costume. Hard to come to grips with sometimes. And as for women....would rather have a girls night out than a boys night out any day of the week. Thanks for being honest and forgiving me my trespasses.

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    1. age helps, but age also, well, ages.

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  3. this feels like you lifted a cover off some private correspondence, marian, hinting at things still unsaid. saucy :) ~

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    1. sheesh, that's how rumors get started, Grape.

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    2. I can neither confirm nor deny the photos found on that website, tagged "screaming Mass lawyer-poet canoodling hat-wearing harmonica player", are of you and Corey.

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  4. Cool piece Marian - I dig the tattoo/sleeve image.

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  5. This has such a gorgeous ending, Marian! Wow!

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  6. Your closing is powerful and feels like a truth that is true for so many. ♥

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  7. Wow this is a great poem.

    booze & gratitude
    masks like Mardi Gras

    Great line

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