DRINKING ALCOHOL TAUGHT ME HOW TO FLY
THEN IT TOOK AWAY THE SKY

Saturday, September 18, 2010

MAGPIE 32 Cannot breathe...

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"Cough...Cough"


MAGPIE 32

 How the hell did I get in here?
WHAT brought me to this place?
It is stifling
I cannot smell
I can't taste
I cannot SEE
Cough...cough...
I cannot breathe
Shall I even LIVE?

Last thing I remember 
...Draining the tequila bottle
(Gulp!) What was that?
A squirrming worming thing.
Oh well.

Short-skirted female then said *C'mon
Dive into the pool with me*.
Couldn't resist
I jumped
Laughter
She did not

There was no 'splash'
Just all this sand in 
Which I'm now 
Up-to-my-neck buried.

Here is a terrible
Sensation of being pulled
Down, down, down, 
Like sucked almost
Into a small chute
A hurricane-like vortex

Oops, now over my head!
I'm covered. Feeling feint.
Like snug-as--a---bug
----in----a-----rug.

Hey! (Crawling for dear life!)
Maybe that's because I AM
A bug. (hic!)

--steveroni

29 comments:

Brian Miller said...

poor bugs...i wonder if they get hangovers...hmm...

izzy said...

love the leaps and 'crawlies'
from liquid to arid sand - what a challenge!

Jess Mistress of Mischief said...

LOL this is a good one!

Dulce said...

poor little thing...

I know you cannot even kill a little bug... that's why you feel so concerned I guess...
So often that's what we feel like... just bugs

Hoping that is not your case!!
Of course not :)

Hugs Steve!
;)

steveroni said...

DULCE: (Said with a smirk!)
"..each microbe and bacillus
Has a different way to kill us
And in time they all
Will claim us for their own..."
Bug-Hug!

JESS: Did not know you read these unworthy scribblings..but Thanks! Next week will be better--it HAS to--grin!!!

IZZIE: "Life is full of challenges."

Now was THAT not a brilliant line?
Nice of you to be here. Thanks.

BRIAN: Do not know if bugs have hangovers. I did NOT--never dried out long enough. True! What a shame, to admit something like that, accessible to the whole world.

Claudia said...

i know that has nothing to do with it - but reminded me somehow of a story of Franz Kafka where a man slowly transformed into a bug and in the end was brushed to the dustbin…not a nice story…don't like franz kafka that much...

HisFireFly said...

Yes, the going through is the hardest part...

dana said...

Now we'll have to start making billboards warning bugs not to drink and fly.

kathew said...

sure that isn't just the DT's? Oh the agony of drying out?
Clever Magpie!

Lane Savant said...

I get as Kafkaesque feeling about it, too.
Lost, floating, disoriented horror.
Had a dream like that once or twice.
Didn't like it.

Helen said...

So much fun to read ~ and envision!

Caroline said...

You are fabulous! Love your writing!

Marilyn said...

Loved this - it sounds as though your mind has gone on a wander after the tequila! Great magpie.

R. Burnett Baker said...

This gave me a laugh! And rather than "up-to-my-neck" in sand, I've had a bit of that in my throat on occasion! Maybe you can invent an hourglass ride??!!?

Fun one!

Rick

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

God I hate waking up with drymouth after one those nights...

one of these nights, one of these crazy, crazy, nights...

Rene

Tumblewords: said...

I felt the same way after my last fifth of tekiller...:) Funny...

Kristen Haskell said...

Oh does this bring back the memories! Used to be my go to Tequilla but no mas! Now I would be like that bug in over my head. Great Magpie

Ces said...

Whooaaaaa! So intense. I sensed every word and realized I was trying to get up my chair as I read. This is superbly written, Steve! You are a word warrior!

margg. said...

this once is excellent :)

amazing.

steveroni said...

BRIAN, IZZY, JESS, DULCE, CLAUDIA, DANA, HIS FIRE FLY, KATHEW, LANE SAVANT, CAROLINE, HELEN, MARILYN, RICH, RENE, TUMBLEWORDS, KRISTEN, and
CES and MARGG...

Just where would a blog be without visitors, especially COMMENTS! I am thanking you ALL here, with love, from steveroni.

There is just TOO MUCH GOING ON, I am SO far behind in most of your blogs, and commenting. Sooner, or later, somehow, I hope to catch up.

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

Wow I loved this one! Your descriptive style is priceless.
I adore how creative you are!

Happy Sunday!

B :)

Betty Manousos @ CUT AND DRY said...

I'm just poking my head in to tell you this: I love your blog. :)
B

Deborah said...

Brilliant ... I just can't help feeling for the little bug! :o)

steviewren said...

A prescription that will fix you right up....two aspirins, a good night's sleep and call me in the morning if you still have that crawling sensation....

Syd said...

You jumped and the other person stayed back. I think that I've been in the front line before and stepped forward when others hung back. Not a great feeling.

Priyanka Bhowmick said...

haha.. a different write.. well done!

willow said...

Sounds like a bug in quick sand to me! Fun read, Steve.

kathi harris said...

This was different...interesting...
makes u think...hmmmm.

Carrie Burtt said...

Steve this is fabulous and so much fun...thanks for making me smile!
:-)