Tuesday, September 27, 2005

At Last!

Well, after 7 days, 2300 miles, and 9 states, I've completed the circuitous journey from Los Angeles to Kansas City.

Now I'm parked at my parent's house until January (more details on that to come). I finally got their internet to work. It took about 5 hours on the phone with Time Warner Cable, with a total of four people giving me conflicting information, thankyouverymuchforthat. But I'm finally online! On my own computer! This makes me so happy (it's really the little things right now).

I'm stealing a poem from my friend Shaina to put up here.

"Song"

by Adrienne Rich.

You're wondering if I'm lonely:
OK then, yes, I'm lonely
as a plane rides lonely and level
on its radio beam, aiming
across the Rockies
for the blue-strung aisles
of an airfield on the ocean.

You want to ask, am I lonely?
Well, of course, lonely
as a woman driving across country
day after day, leaving behind
mile after mile
little towns she might have stopped
and lived and died in, lonely

If I'm lonely
it must be the loneliness
of waking first, of breathing
dawns' first cold breath on the city
of being the one awake
in a house wrapped in sleep

If I'm lonely
it's with the rowboat ice-fast on the shore
in the last red light of the year
that knows what it is, that knows it's neither
ice nor mud nor winter light
but wood, with a gift for burning.