Monday, May 17, 2010

When you can stop, you don't want to. When you want to stop, you can't.

"Once upon a time, there was Candy and Dan.
Things were very hot that year.
All the wax was melting in the trees.
He would climb balconies,
climb everywhere,
do anything for her,
oh Danny boy.
Thousands of birds, the tiniest birds,
adorned her hair.
Everything was gold.
One night the bed caught fire.
He was handsome and a very good criminal.
We lived on sunlight and chocolate bars.
It was the afternoon of extravagant delight.
Danny the daredevil.
Candy went missing.
The days last rays of sunshine cruise like sharks.
I want to try it your way this time.
You came into my life really fast and I liked it.
We squelched in the mud of our joy.
I was wet-thighed with surrender.
Then there was a gap in things and the whole earth tilted.
This is the business.
This, is what we're after.
With you inside me comes the hatch of death.
And perhaps I'll simply never sleep again.
The monster in the pool.

We are a proper family
now with cats and chickens and runner beans.
Everywhere I looked.
And sometimes I hate you.
Friday –
I didn't mean that,
mother of the blueness.
Angel of the storm.
Remember me in my opaqueness.
You pointed at the sky,
that one called Sirius or dog star,
but on here on earth.
A vase of flowers by the bed.
My bare blue knees at dawn.
These ruffled sheets and you are gone and I am going to.
I broke your head on the back of the bed
but the baby he died in the morning.
I gave him a name.
His name was Thomas.
Poor little god.
His heart pounds like a voodoo drum.

One of my favorite films, Candy. It is also one of the saddest movies I have ever seen. Probably my favorite Heath Ledger film (besides Brokeback Mountain, obviously).

"We had a lot going for us. We'd found the secret glue that held all things together. In a perfect place, where the noise did not intrude, our world was so very complete."


  1. Never seen it--

    What's the poem thing from? I love it.

  2. The poem is from the movie. The main character, Candy, writes it all over the walls of the their home.