Night Ranger

After I filled him in
on the last few months
with the one I love
my friend Michael
dedicated a song to me
on his YouTube channel
Sister Christian
he plays guitar
and sings into the camera
asking me
what’s my price for flight
in finding Mr. Right
it’ll be alright tonight
he croons
and reminds me
in the sweetest voice
those boys don’t want to play
no more with me
and in the dedication
he said
I am a woman
who is brilliantly naive
and I’ve tried for days
to wrap my head
around his meaning
and it clicks
as I read another message
from the one I love
telling me about another
change of plans

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published by demarisgaunt

I currently live in Greenwood, Indiana. I love to listen to music, books on CD, podcasts or NPR as I work in my studio.  My favorite artists are Andrew Wyeth and Edward Hopper. I love poetry, but only the good stuff that isn’t so abstract I can’t understand it. Abstraction better lends itself to visual art, I think. Stephen Dunn is my favorite poet. He’s said just about anything that can be said about the inner workings of the heart and mind. My favorite novel is Atonement by Ian McEwan. My all time favorite band is The Cure. I love science, and anything that relates to how the mind works. I don’t believe in the supernatural. If I could meet anyone in the world, it would be Richard Dawkins or Steven Pinker. If you don’t buy my art or read my poetry, buy one of their books. It will enrich if not change your life.  My favorite things to do are hiking, kayaking and camping. My favorite food is so common, I’ll keep you in suspense (It starts with a P). I prefer chocolate to vanilla. Green is my favorite color. I have an aversion to planning or scheduling of any kind, and I live for spontaneous adventures! Telephone conversations make me anxious, and I avoid them at almost all cost. I had a happy childhood. I’m having a pretty fantastic adulthood. I have every intention of seeing my 100th birthday, after which I will happily relinquish my guts to the future of medicine. Cheers! ~DeMaris

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