Wednesday, October 20, 2004

Psalm 1: Of the Morning

Even though
the Hairclub commercial
kept me up late
with its bad replacements
of self-esteem and
sad pictures of
mangy women,
I feel pretty good at
six-thirty a.m.
and am quite looking
forward to a special

The train has decided
to be somewhat crowded
this morning
but I am sitting alone
in a single chair
and have on brown socks
with my black shoes
and dusty-green pants.

I am going today
to a fancy luncheon
where the Colombian activist
will inform us of current conditions
in forgotten old Colombia.
I’m very excited.

Though my rent is
13 days late
I feel hopeful
about the day.
I’ve always felt
Provided for
By God and the
talents He has given me.
For instance:
Today I will eat lunch
for free
and with the
Colombian Activist,
at that.


At October 20, 2004 at 5:04 PM, Blogger Tomo said...

Very Good I like it keep it up, what inspires u to write?

At October 21, 2004 at 2:24 PM, Blogger educat said...

And you shall dwell on the sidebar of my blog for a while.

At October 21, 2004 at 5:47 PM, Blogger Scott Jones said...

I like the links. I need to check your site from my work computer, which has a much, much faster connection, though.

Keep them coming.

At October 22, 2004 at 7:12 AM, Blogger Tack City said...


Thanks for stopping by. Please come again. As far as I can tell these should get better. At least the two I've written since have been better. A little more rooted in the actual Psalms. This is, I believe, the first overtly religious stuff I've written. Or, as overt as I can imagine being. I typically, I think, have a lot of crypto-religious themes in my fiction and I guess...
Wow. That was really getting boring. Sorry.

And you shall be blessed.
Thanks for the link. My very first.

Good. You don't think it's too busy?

At October 22, 2004 at 9:31 AM, Blogger Jen said...

Thanks for reminding me to continuing posting. I have new JenJabber today.

Have a favorite White Noise quote?

At October 22, 2004 at 9:59 AM, Blogger Tack City said...

Ah, Jen.
There are so many.

The first one that springs to mind (because I use it most) is when Jack is talking with his son and his son's friend Orest (the snake-sitter) and trying to make a point about mortality and the stupidity of sitting in a cage full of snakes and he provides some piece of information and says, "It was on television last week."
Orest replies, "Everything was on television last week."
And Jack quietly admires the young man's reply.
That's good stuff.

At October 22, 2004 at 11:43 AM, Blogger Jen said...

I think I love this book so much because it's endlessly quotable.
My favorite has always been:
"Brilliant people never know the lives they smash, being brilliant."
It's been too long since my last re-reading to remember the exact circumstances when that was said. But it gets me every time.

At October 22, 2004 at 7:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm glad you decided to make a blog and all, but could you please take time away from your busy psalm writing schedule and get the lid off of my Starbucks commuter cup?

Carrie Sue

p.s. That Selah thing made me want to buy a big boat.

At October 22, 2004 at 9:00 PM, Blogger Tack City said...

Oh, Carrie Sue. Pobre cito tu.
Of course. I'll remove the lid from your Starbucks cup. But maybe this it the time for you to finally come to grips with the fact that Starbucks is an evil empire and, as evidenced by the difficulty you experience removing the commuter cup lid, they wish you nothing but ill. which is why they put crack in their coffee.

"Why 'Carrie Sue?'" I wonder with fantastic punctuation.

At October 23, 2004 at 2:54 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd answer that. But it's too early. And the evil corporate Starbucks bastards haven't opened yet in order to serve me caffeinated beverages that make me type witty responses.

At October 23, 2004 at 9:27 PM, Blogger Nina said...

Ahh My Marty. How excited I was, to hear from our girl Kara, that you've started your very own Blog. But she did not tell me how wonderful it is! The psalms make me miss you so very much. That's okay, you'll be home soon! I can't wait to read more of them. Help me grow.


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