Wednesday, July 30, 2014

MUST HAVE BEEN THE LUCK OF THE DRAW-I GOT THE UGLY HONEST MUSE



WHY ARE WE ALLOWED
A world in trouble
that seems to double daily,
a catastrophe here,
another outbreak of war there;
soon enough there is not enough hair
left on the planet to pull out in frustration
at what we have done in such a short duration.

To what was once
a beautiful scientist artist’s creation.
Long, long ago
there was a canvas developed
and upon it all beauty began to grow.
As color and scenes
claimed bits and portions of the spotless, the clean.

All that was simply filled a single corner
that with time grew,
grew to proportions of glorious sights
humans only now are beginning to see.
Sadly though with each new vision given
we find a way to take our own bits and contributions
we rive them to an indescribable bit o’ ugly.

At times
I wonder why it is
that we are yet found worthy
of being alive
amidst the rest of the undiscovered wonder
we’ve not yet put to
the unforgiving human destruction test.

© M Durfee
7.30.2014
DJ


For his sake stop being stupid humans!

Monday, July 28, 2014

DJ TODAY IS YOUR DAY



HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME
Confusion comes with age. I can attest to this. It could be from a lack of rest or just the stage of lengthening teeth. Today is July 28, 2014 and it is my birthday see. If i were a girl, for a day I'd be a queen but alas king doesn't rhyme with 2014. At least all of my life that is what others told me to be true but, am I now 60 or 61 headed towards 62? I really need an answer, so one day I’ll be able to explain it to my grandson. Because of the quirkiness of fate, the behemoth boy stayed in his momma too late, missed his appointed date and the son and daughter in law are on their way for the doctor to slightly slit and remove the 10 pound little shit. So when he draws his first breath it will be his day number one; that part is easy enough to see. But after a full year of poop and pee in diapers done will he be two or one? These are the things grandpas are supposed to know and to tell it true this ragged worn out old man simply has no freaking clue! This day next year will DJ be number 1 or will he be on the first day of number 2?

© M Durfee
7.28.2014


Baby and mom are doing fine. Born about 11:15am EST 10 lbs on the nose give or take. Dad is finally off the floor and doing fine as well. DJ stands for DJ who I believe will grow up to be the initial innovater of initial science theory. At least that is my initial belief.

Saturday, July 26, 2014

THE NATIONAL EYE IS ON PARIS OF THE MIDWEST*



DETROIT WATER CRISIS.
We live a life, frenetic and fast, paced to wear us down to dream. Sleep so we can escape the rush in unfathomable scenes conjured from deep within. Unless of course “we” are among them who shrug at the world and wile away the day smoking cigarettes and using the toilet. That way when I sleep my subconscious has no shit to get out. Dreams? Who the hell needs dreams when you have cigarettes and a functioning toilet?

© M Durfee
7/26/14



*Paris of the Midwest was one of the many titles the national media crowned Detroit with during the first half of the 20th century. It is in reference to the many boulevards that crisscross the city.