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Haven't posted since April 25, 2012. Really? Almost forgot how to do this.
Coming up for air. Here's a pome.


The Reunion


We'll continue this tradition
of meeting only at funerals
unless I get on the stick
and plan
a reunion.

Making lists of
things to write
things to do
things to buy
is the same action
as having the gathering
of tools take the place
of doing the actual
work
of
writing
and drawing
and practicing
and playing
and acting
and dancing
and driving
and being.

I'm pretty good at it now
and I have a lot of tools
and no lifetime body
of work
to show
for
it.

I write poetry
while checking in
and clicking
and print screening
eating
and planning
and crying
and kissing
my cat
who is
gone now.

Live chat with filmmakers
I was supposed to be one of them
and Hugo Award winner
I was supposed to do that
Grammy life time achievement award
it was in my back pocket
while I wrote songs
of what life
would
be like
on
the road
I never
took.


copyright 041014 by Tamara Vining

Date: 2014-04-10 06:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] beamjockey.livejournal.com
Really? Almost forgot how to do this.


You took the words right out of my mouth; I forgot you were on my Friends list.

Date: 2014-04-10 07:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tamiam.livejournal.com
I got out of the habit of looking in here, but I'm trying to write more again. I forgot who'all is in here. Miss it, in an old way. Or odd way.

Date: 2014-04-10 08:32 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wild-irises.livejournal.com
So good to see you here!

Date: 2014-04-11 08:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tamiam.livejournal.com
Nice to see you, too.

Date: 2014-04-10 11:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] athenais.livejournal.com
That's a very moving poem and I feel the truth of it.

Date: 2014-04-11 08:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tamiam.livejournal.com
Thank you! I thought I'd come look at what is in here again, after our talk, and I found I had to look up how to do an LJ cut. Haven't done a pome in awhile either. My tarot card said I should move near water. With what, I ask my cards? With what?

Date: 2014-04-11 03:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lindadee.livejournal.com
lovely pome, and too true. (fyi, spell check wanted to call it a pomegranate.)

Date: 2014-04-11 10:57 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tamiam.livejournal.com
Hahaha! Call the Reunion word a pomegranate? Or pome, I bet. Yeah, that's it. There could be another something in that. Most of the time I hate spellcheck, and it seems to do it on the phone after it sends so it doesn't even ask you.

Date: 2014-04-16 11:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bibliofile.livejournal.com
Yay, a Tami post, with a pome!

All too familiar. Doing other stuff, waiting for what, oh yeah meant to do that too.

Date: 2014-04-27 10:29 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tamiam.livejournal.com
People keep telling me it's never to late. You know, to dream, or keep doing stuff. I keep doing stuff, but feel I've missed the boat somehow.

Date: 2014-04-18 03:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sculpin.livejournal.com
"I was supposed to do that" -- oh boy. Me too.

Date: 2014-04-27 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tamiam.livejournal.com
I think we can keep doing stuff. I'm just trying to figure out how to not feel bad about what didn't happen. Or, I guess, letting go of what used to be my definition of success, which 3 decades ago I really thought I would be a success at something.

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