October 16, 2007


A friend calls me whoís crying about a boyfriend
I canít say much to help because -
Because most of my time is quiet and I like flat land
Because I prefer pencils
Because I still donít have a microwave
Because all of my aunts were unmarried
Because I wear sheets like sarongs
Because Iím stooped
Because Iíve never been really poor or quick
Because Iíve never learned to order pizza out
Because I think tone of voice is important
And because wherever I go I always pack a vase

I canít give much advice because
Those kinds of relationships
Are mysteries to me
Like sugar dissolving or cars that backfire.

—Hiram Larew

Posted by dwaber at October 16, 2007 01:39 PM