1. Thursday, January 13, 2005

    the best virgin marys 

    The Italians painted the best

    virgin marys

    next to the Dutch

    and she looks like the dark haired

    olive tint

    not the complete Mary but her complement

    her knitting friend who Mary

    whispers to

    “Joseph last night was so cute”

    Mary tells her as the donkey drinks from the river

    “he leaned over to kiss me

    but he stopped himself

    I told him we’ve been married ten


    out son is the messiah

    you have nothing to fear silly man.”

    I teller she looks like Mary’s best friend and she

    smiles trying to sleep with her hands in praying formation

    under her head

    gold inexpensive earrings still on

    eyes closed teeth shimmering

    as christmas lights sparkle in my bedroom.

    are you marys friend i ask

    did you come down here to keep an eye on

    me and warn not just my heart but

    it feels like this whole house is alive

    my fruit punch soda tastes bubblier

    my burrito tastes guacamolier

    my old face seems happier

    did you come down here to do all

    that for me

    shes sleep

    I wisper is mary your best friend and you seller


    and she sells you avon but you dont

    wear it cuz you just dont

    but you love each other

    and now you love me

    yes yes she says now hush she smiles opening one eye

    paige turned 21 on tuesday + dougie gyro + kate sullivan