Thursday, March 12, 2009

Books Don't Burn Easily

books don't burn easily you'll know that if you've ever tried a pile
they're anti-flammable so you've got to put them down and pour
on gasoline and that's good because we have so many in our house
it will never burn neither but my body does and it will burn to cinders
after i'm gone if they come for my wife they will need to negotiate
narrow pathways and breach bocages because she'll have the whole
place barricaded and her protectors will be loyal phalanxes of books

11 comments:

Bee said...

hmm...we have so many, my house shouldn't burn, either. Although sometimes I wish it would. Without us in it, of course. Maybe while we're away at work and the little'un is in daycare. I could rebuild and move the kitchen downstairs where it belongs...

:)

MarcLord said...

i could tell that, too, except not the kitchen which is terribly inconvenient because that's where everybody congregates in a party its where everybody feels most comfortable the fireplace isn't the metaphor anymore they all go silent when they're by the fire and mourn what we've lost by comparison to the fridge and the microwave.

our kitchen is too 1929 narrow and we would like to knock out the walls so we can hold bigger parties. hold a party in your house anyway with your second-floor kitchen the best things have always been two flights up and you damned well better invite us. and yes i'm that guy you and the high school teachers had to worry about but i'll never betray my family nor yours so there's nothing to be scared of.

Phil said...

Try living in a place for 34 years. A fire is the only way we could ever contemplate moving. Our two bedside tables, by your science, will survive Armageddon.

Bruce said...

I love the idea of loyal phalanxes of books. We've certainly shown ours the full measure of love and devotion, and we'd be safe in every room of our house.

Bee said...

Ahhh...I tended to be "that _____ girl" that the parents and teachers worried about, but age has taught me loyalty as well, and my little family is quite safe, of that I have no worries, and isn't it fortunate that fear is not a common word this this Bee's lexicon?

And Well duh! Of course you're invited:)

Naj said...

OhBamma has begun screwing up already?!

That didn't take too long ...

MarcLord said...

Phil--

glad to hear that because it's probably coming and you can fill the tub with water and stack books around it feet deep so the fission doesn't get through. i hope to make it as long with my wife and boys in this here house. our sincerest sympathies to your night-stands.

MarcLord said...

Bruce--

thanks and i would mightily hesitate to invade your existence. some soldiers in the phalanx are merciless and penetrating beyond pity.

MarcLord said...

Bee--

oh how cool it would be to fill in that blank. bless your lexicon for what is not in it and thanks for the invite. you know we wouldn't want to impose.

MarcLord said...

Naj--

oh i knew it was going to happen sometime in the realms of what's politic but this is the biggest disaster yet. we have to get this millstone off our neck if we're ever to be free. thanks for telling i guess and we have further to go. these actors are doing a bad show we should write another script throw our shoes chase them off the stage and do our own play. and sometimes you have to get so much closer to the devil and memorize his lines until you change the drama.

Still Life Living said...

Amen brother lord