BOONVILLE, IN SB ’11 (BLACK T-SHIRT WITH SCREEN PRINTED NEON LETTERING)

7 Mar

1) There are hills, oh thank god.  Central Indiana takes its flat-chestedness out on you; here, a few hours south, the dirt gives bear hugs and invites you in to meet the kids.

 

2) Elvis our Himalayan cat haunts the small shadows of the house.  Doesn’t make a noise.  Once, he ghosted off to the woods for a week.  We thought coyotes must have ripped him up, but he came back with a limp.  He isn’t allowed outside anymore.  Dad named him, yet another Elvis in his collection of framed 11×17 portraits, a Blue Hawaii postcard from the 60s, a signed radio contract, more and more.  Mom mentioned having Elvis fixed; Dad said “He is not having that surgery.”

3) In the basement, my prom dresses wilt in plastic bags:  three strapless, Disney princess ball gowns of pick-up skirts and iridescent satin.  Today in the mirror, I saw I was dressed like a boy.

 

4) Texts from Marc and Miles while I’m on the road, still three hours north.  Mom opens the door before I dig out my house key.  It seems good to go places where you don’t just arrive but are received.

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2 Responses to “BOONVILLE, IN SB ’11 (BLACK T-SHIRT WITH SCREEN PRINTED NEON LETTERING)”

  1. tlgobble March 7, 2011 at 11:08 pm #

    This is beautiful.

  2. leeraloo March 8, 2011 at 12:30 am #

    Oh god, do I ever miss the hills. I hate how flat it is up in northern Indiana. WE ARE HILL PEOPLE.

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