At last. We found a place! It’s too small and expensive but we can keep our dog and I like the neighbourhood, Commercial Drive, officially Grandview/Woodland. So relieved the limbo is over. There’s a park close by so taking Brinda for walks won’t be difficult. The place has a cute little balcony with a view of the city. I can bring my hummingbird feeder and bistro set. Will have to be creative with space and storage. I’m in serious purging mode; sold the barbecue and chiminea, clearing out my closet, piles of stuff to donate, hosting a moving sale next week. Back to the Big Smoke and we are coming full circle, my son born in a house on 1st near Victoria, nearly 21 years ago, my artist self *spawned* in a basement on 34th, near Victoria, less than 20 years before that.
So no time to write-what else is new-but I came up with this recently. A found poem. Ever read those ads in the back of the Georgia Straight? Always good for a giggle. Human desire truly knows no bounds.
I SAW YOU
Girl reading a book.
Voluminous yellow scarf.
First name begins with “K.”
Big black SUV.
Born a ginger, I could tell.
Grace on wheels.
Passing in the rain.
Dark hood and jeans.
Seated next to me at the hockey game,
shared popcorn and a Kinder Surprise.
Foggy falls at Seymour, we rode the chair together,
sill cursing myself
for not getting your phone number.
Tattooed blonde on the bus to Horseshoe Bay.
Criminal. I like you. A lot.
Teacher in Surrey, living in Van.
You had a giant bottle
for making mead.
Whistler Gondola Saturday morning,
embarrassed about my runny nose.
You asked if I knew of any liquor stores open
past 6 on Sunday night.
Hottie tequila boy.
Saw you working the front desk.
Skytrain to Downtown/Soil Erosion Papers.
You were so gorgeous I couldn’t get up the nerve.
Cowboy in white hat driving white Corvette.
Yaletown brew pub smiles.
Mountain Biking/Tennis Court/Pit Bull.
Sunset Beach @ Sunset.
Red Bull poolside party.
I liked your glasses.
Davie Street block party.
We screamed for ice cream.
Rent cheque. Rex I am obsessed.
Fairmont Pacific Rim lounge late last night.
Instantly attracted to your energy.
We came very close.