“I’d Give You The World if it Were Mine.”
(My Only True Regret in Life: I Never Made a Daughter)
Glad now I didn’t
Because She would’ve Surely driven me insane.
With want and worry
Because I know the world.
Ethel, The Pirate’s Daughter sketched this ‘Self-portrait’ for me while we were enduring yet another long, boring, bullshit ‘help’ session at UBH Denton.
She would often lay her head on my shoulder and grasp my hand and we got in trouble over this, ’cause there is ‘no touching’ in Looney Tunes Hospital. (We always sat very close to each other—mainly because we were trying to fall in love).
Imagine me, falling for a Cambodian American Girl with a broken wing and a broken heart and a broken mind and a broken life.
And try to imagine her, falling for me.
Hard to imagine, but it happened.
In the Loony Hospital.
She was to me… Sade in tights.
(And such a delight)
(See poem below if you’d like to ‘read more about her.’)
Poem For “Ethel”–Fake Name–UBH: Interlude
SEPTEMBER 14, 2020 BY LAMARCOM
Wily Words From Her Mouth
Gave No Pause
Left No Doubt
Words Delivered With Such Charm
Better Watch Out
You’ll Be Disarmed
Your Walls Came Crashing Down
Your Weapons On The Ground
She Was Standing There
(Laughing At My Folly)
You May As Well Surrender Right There
Taking Me Aside, She Said,
“I’ll Never Be Your Bride.
“But You Knew This All Along.”
She Left Me With A Song
And Made Me Smile Again
Then Left Me With a Fact:
“I Cheats At Black-Jack.”
(Loved her even more after that Admission)
Vid Credit: Sade (As if!)