To get through the winter…

Via Joana Smith
on Jan 11, 2009
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It was Sunday,

and we wanted to feel like we had a new apartment

without having to move,

so we decided to rearrange the furniture.

Mommy goes really fast!

Sweeping behind stuff we found some treasures

(a lot can be found in a handful of earth).

The Revolution is about reconciling with the mother.

(and making mix tapes for each other)

She wants what’s best for you,

And she knows that two hearts are better

to get through the winter.

“Oh, how I could level off my heart

after each dynasty’s crash;

fill in the old chambers with gravel

so that the new floors would never collapse.

I would plant handmade forests

of pine, eukalyptus and tamarisk

on the fertile farmlands of armageddon.

New cities gleam over ruin;

we build kingdoms

on a foundation of trial sites.

Have you seen the Revolution yet?


About Joana Smith

Who I'd like to meet: Superman's Children, eco-warriors, truck drivers, persephone, roller derby queens, nurses, scientists, givers, priests, yogi, storytellers, people who don't know right now, playwrights, philosophers, people who are more visual, people who hop trains, performers, poets, seamstresses, activists, Spider-Man, kids, rangers, Snow White, dj's, massage therapists, people who work with their hands, bunnies, sportsracers, people who work in offices, dancers, baristas, artists, cleaners, climbers, Jeff's sister, Colbert, Skiers, Bikers, skaters, surfers, ani, people who are recovering, trees (and flowers), people who will die soon, gardeners, horses, Jolie-Pitt, soon-to-be mothers, margie's daughter, astronomers, people who are scared, girls who wear black and listen to the Smiths, cuffmakers, lambs, Miranda July, the man in the moon, Bono, people from 'round here, Obama...


7 Responses to “To get through the winter…”

  1. admin says:

    OMG you’re the coolest momma since…my momma. Love your posts!

  2. Heather says:

    Ooh, records and tapes. Reminds me of being 6 years old and hanging out with my own mom.

  3. Joana Smith says:

    You guys are A*W*E*S*O*M*E

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  5. Chuck says:

    Your thoughts remind me that building a family may have less rules than we would like to think. I would say that you all are building yours just fine.