marry me?

quick
someone marry me
i can’t bear to wait
a minute more
i can’t bear
the idea
of having to meet
& go through the whole dance
just
quick
someone run away with me
let’s pretend we’ve known each other
all our lives
let’s just skip the awkward parts
go straight to the good stuff
the happily ever after
you’ll have time
to figure me out
i’ll have time
to learn everything
about you
just
quick
someone spend the rest of this life
with me
i need a 25 year long marriage
by tomorrow
if possible.

i commented “marry me?” on an artist’s instagram photo. i couldn’t help it–she is a beautiful red-haired woman who does these fantastic water color pictures of smiling 1950s era women with black eyes & other suspicious injuries.
i’m just going to start asking every fabulous person to marry me. someone is bound to say yes.
i did this one thanksgiving when i couldn’t bear the thought of another family thanksgiving. i went out to a bar and asked everyone for an invitation to their thanksgiving. the bartender ended up inviting me to his–which was being cooked by his roommate who was a renowned chef in town (lexington, ky.) i also got laid & went on to stalk said bartender…but that is another story.
other than the heartbreak of accidentally falling in love only to be dumped after thanksgiving for his lesbian gal pal, i think i did pretty well.
so i plan to take that approach & apply it to my next marriage.

ps. the water color artist has yet to reply. i may have freaked her out.

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my jedi

when i was 13
in 1983
i fell in love
with luke
skywalker
those scars on his face
i would tell my friends
all about it
because i knew the scoop from my teen
magazine
(& i still have my copy)
in 2003
i married a man
named “walker”
and over the years
gave our four children
the middle name “sky”
today
my heart is no less tender
than the heart of that 13 year old girl
who gazed
who imagined
a hero
a rebel

i have never done fan art, but seeing posts by mark hamill on twitter just wrench my heart in that all too familiar lovesick teenager way.
i dunno.
it’s goofy.
but i did this drawing because of all that.

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