spinning and sharing

Archive for May, 2010|Monthly archive page

A mother washing

In Poetry on May 18, 2010 at 3:42 am

Crinkled skin, sagging skin
busy wash the dish
mouth a little slack
hair a little thin
whistling a tune
the boy won’t bring ruin to your work
nor insult your lifeblood



In Uncategorized on May 11, 2010 at 2:45 pm

It broke, well, part of it did. Right after he got it, nearly. The backbone of it stayed alright. It was strong and sturdy, and it wouldn’t break. The two strands that were woven across it were what came apart. A green one, a yellow one, together but coming apart. They frayed and twisted out away from the backbone.

And finally he pulled them out entirely, entwined them, and threw them in the bin, keeping the base intact for next time.

Declaration of “Success”

In Uncategorized on May 8, 2010 at 5:07 am

Declaration which perhaps not, or perhaps, I can read again in years with sincere regret and hopefully humor. Again, perhaps it will remain filed.

“I, Conrad Wahyudi, age 25 of the United States currently working for the government of the People’s Republic of China have decided that upon this night of lonely lonliness and shaddered doubt that I will commence to drink alone to salve my misery. Let the chips fall where they may, and the kids’ paint on my body bless it for it made me happy like the label on designer jeans. And I love my family, and will define friends always by how sad I feel when I part with them and how longingly I yearn for them when going through pictures. Which is nearly every one of them. What have you done for me lately? ‘A lot!’ says the Yanjing beer.”

– Conrad Wahyudi June 21, 2009 in the year of success.

1 way to drink

In Uncategorized on May 8, 2010 at 5:02 am

Justice for your bard-dom is: you drink one bottle, I drink two. And I pay. Well said, you.