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because i’m drawn to your tightropes,
their solid, stolid tension
as they anchor my wrists
and slash across my shoulders
and because the doorknobs and the latches
throw strange glints into the ordinary shapes
of shadows playing across the bedroom walls
become merry and magnified with the silent brightness
of unvoiced expectations, of linens lovingly bleached
by fresh sunshine and sanded by brisk winds
to bedeck the not unpleasant, not unsatisfying everyness
of the days and the nights already bountiful
with ringmasters, liontamers, clowns and dancers,
a well-tried safety net, the softness of lavish sawdust
yet this would not be the stuff of parade and dream
were it not for your flaming hoops, the happiness of your knives.
I still love zydeco.
I slept last night, and made no major mistakes yesterday. So, gold star for me.
Today is the day we celebrate our freedom by making Jello Poke Cake. Below is a recipe, adapted for patriotism.
Patriotic Poke Cake
White cake — that’s it, just a white cake. Any old white cake. Being, a cake that’s white.
Another white cake— see above.
1 large box of Strawberry Jello [tm] — Make sure it’s large.
I large box of blue jello — make sure it’s blue.
4 cups water
Make a white cake, according to the directions on the box. Because, I guess, that’s the only way to make a white cake. Then, make another one.
While the cake is still hot, poke holes in it with the handle of a wooden spoon (no other utensil will work for these holes, do NOT fool around!)
Do it again with the other one.
Dissolve Jello in 2 cups boiling water (each), and pour over cake. Leave no part of the cake uncovered. The cake should no longer be white at the end of this procedure.
Pour red jello over one cake, and blue over the other.
Let the cake cool while you make vanilla pudding. Somehow.
There’s probably a box or something, like with the cake.
Maybe you’ll need more pudding. Another box or something.
Okay, here’s the best part– get ready–
COVER THE ENTIRE CAKE WITH PUDDING
COVER THE OTHER ENTIRE CAKE WITH PUDDING
Stack cakes on top of each other.
And the second best part:
COVER IT ALL WITH COOL WHIP.
I got this from Julia Child.