Thursday, March 02, 2006

Heel Thyself

This is me on my road trip across the country last summer. This is a poem I wrote while on that trip. I think it's really important to be passionate about things, and I think this poem might give you a better sense of who I am. I hope you like it. I sure do.

-by Sid the Dog
Oh! Kentucky!
I like it in Kentucky,
where the dogs run free!
Eating blue grass and horse meat
with loose mentality!
You'd better take my picture,
because it's easy to see!
That Kentucky, feels so lucky,
Because it got to meet me!

Poetry is really a passion of mine. I keep dropping hints to THEM that what I'd really like to do is go back to school and get my MFA, because what I really need is STRUCTURE! I mean, sure I have lots of time to write all day, but in terms of honing my craft and maybe getting some good academic experience I really think an MFA is the way to go. But when I try to tell THEM about my feelings, they just don't seem to get it. I mean, sure, it's expensive and I'd have to take out student loans, but this is my passion and I'M TRAPPED, DON'T THEY UNDERSTAND THAT? Dammit, I just don't think THEY understand that while I might take my job of defending the house from the mailman very seriously, my passion lies with my art. Does anyone out there ever feel like they're trapped inside the house all day? In a sense, aren't we ALL trapped inside the house?

1 comment:

Connie said...

Sid - I totally understand your plight. My true passion is interpretative dance.

Love - Selma