i saw my first lightning bug aka firefly last night. i mean that. my FIRST. i've only ever seen them in cartoons.
maybe. maybe... in film.
but NEVER in the world. until. last night.
we were talking to some of our neighbors and our dogs were talking to their dogs and they were tellling us about the free blues nights, WOOFSTOCK, and "clubs that will make you feel like yr back in san francisco" [i think that means GAY. does it? i don't know. i think they get it that we are ... that way].... when suddenly it seemed to me that a spark flew out of this woman's eyeball in slow motion. a cold spark. and i gasped out loud. and maggie started to laugh at me & the woman looked concerned-perplexed and maggie says :
it's her first lightning bug. she's from california.
and that explained everything to everyone.
i have to say....
they are my favorite bugs.
out of all the new bugs and new bug concerns i now have here in NC.... lightning bugs are the BEST.
[i have over 20 mosquito bites i'm sure. and tony was telling us last night about ticks. do you know how TERRIFIED of ticks i am? i am. and what tony told me DID NOT HELP. they like dark, sweaty places.... o god! *what* isn't sweaty right now???? you step outside for 10 minutes and DO NOTHING... and
ONE: yr sweating
TWO: yr being attacked by a fleet of mosquitos
THREE: looking at the most beautiful landscape in the world.
we are going to our first poetry reading here on Saturday. all i know about it is that it is a Mixtape reading and Evie Shockley will be there. reading. and we get to meet Ken Rumble. and we get to see Chris Vitielo. and we get to find out if there are any other woman poets here or if it is just us.
i can't wait to read & write again.
and get a job. we need money.
somebody give me a job.
and somebody buy minor/american 1.1.!