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Keep It Unread

Sometimes I keep things marked as "unread" in my Google Reader, because then I will get to be surprised by them again and again and again (until months later I get tired of them and finally decide not to click "Mark as Unread" any longer).

Right now, these are the two that I keep coming back to:


How I feel inside of my head. Visualization of a verbal processor. Something else?
I think it's great, and I love the usually-church-related humour on this site.



CHANCE

Two people
man and woman
walking down the street
looking like birds in the face
crazy birds, beak noses and pointed triangle heads,
loud colored kinks of wire bird hair
with long skinny arms that hang almost to the knees.
They hold hands
And talk low, sharing a secret
that makes the woman smile, little peg teeth.
And so the man smiles too, little peg teeth.
Both bright red cheeks.

And like that, I am happy
these or any two
can ever find each other
in this titanic haystack.

Dallas Clayton has recently become one of my heroes. He wrote a kids' book called An Awesome Book. Discovered via my lovely friend Jackie.

Comments

kat said…
this is amazing. i think have to go buy the book now. thanks for sharing :)
Karen said…
You know what I did after reading this? Clicked "Keep unread"

Especially for that beautiful bird illustration and this line: "Both bright red cheeks"
Beth said…
kat - glad to hook a sister up!

karen - i want to tattoo the bird on my forearm and the poem on my brain.

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