Friday, April 29, 2005

Barbie's Custom Made Mop

my mother cleaned a lot
i made barbie a custom made mop
yellow sponge
cut into strips
and taped

girl falls on playground
examine the gash
bea says to convince herself
your not gonna die

kid is annoyed by this
ridiculous passionate hopeful response

i buy a canvas
paint a painting
with Buddha in the corner
on the number 10 of clubs
wind blows through open window

wash the floor and clean the cat box

and think fondly of my custom made barbie mop

Thursday, April 28, 2005

Magnificent Climb

Windsor Castle
in the company
of her Majesty,
the Queen of England,
Sir Edmund Hillary
with a cane.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Monday, April 25, 2005

daring darlings

daring darlings
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
Here is my contribution for, this weeks theme 'daring'
featured here are nine daring darlings but oh dear only six of the darlings can be seen...

unsticky wicket

i have unglued my gunk
sprung for fun
backin the saddle again,
yah hoo
and it is so nice to be unglued
all is well in blog land
all is well

Friday, April 22, 2005


angst by bea
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
This is a picture my daughter did. I think the angst look on this figures face represents how i am feeling regarding NOT being able to post directly or edit on my blog at blogger....Luck has it I am able to post through flikr. If anyone out there can help me please do!!

Thursday, April 21, 2005


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
for the stretch of the creative, this weeks theme 'reinvent'

Wednesday, April 20, 2005

first craft

making smokes
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
there i am at the dining room table
1970's danish modern
bold geometric in olive, orange, brown, sunburst yellow
this is the backdrop
the table cloth
at the long windows olive green net
first floor
no one can see in
Here i sit
straight back against teak
feet rest on rust carpet
placemat placed
box of tubes with filters
turquoise blue ribbed plastic box
square, white lid
Belvedere Light? Maybe.
and the machine to make them
cheery red, dark, lux
metal. like a luxury automobile
knob round black
i put the tabacco inside
the little metal ditch like chamber
put a tube to the mouth of the
and let the knob into my 9 year old palm
following the river
towards cigarette making
Mum checks my progress
as I drift off in delicious smells
of cold fresh tabacco
rust, yellow, earthy,
"is this okay?'
i ask
"hmmh a little too loose"
oh, too loose
and this-too tight
and this-not even enough
until i get it just right
how many?
hows that?
my first craft
ceremonous cigarette making
in which i never test the product
happy to be making
working with hands
raw material
making something
that matters
a good smoke

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

tattered insides

tattered insides
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
i can not enter through the front door,
so i go round to the back
i am experiencing technical difficulties
no need for upset
before you rip your dress open
look outside
see the sun shine down
see spot run

Monday, April 18, 2005

good morning

Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
isn't the breeze lovely?

Friday, April 15, 2005

friday, friday

in the words of my sister,
'friday, friday keep your nose tiday'
and to all a happy weekend.

Thursday, April 14, 2005

Actor, Rose Mona Rosewater

Actor, Rose Mona Rosewater
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
A very famous actress from the early 1920's, from a parallel universe, Rose Mona Rosewater gained especial notariety for her award winning perfomance for the stage play"Where the Knit Begins". Seen here posing for a publicity still.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Tuesday, April 12, 2005


as i walked yesterday
i saw a man
take a fall
in the road
i stopped
while lines of cars waited
as we picked up his change

injured or not
jolted back to another time
a motorbike accident
had left him
trache scarred
in a coma

i am not sure how he was before the fall
but he needed to tell his words
took help easy
wanting someone to do something
this life he is having hard
pavement hitting shoulder
i hope i added a tiny spot
of comfort
a ten dollar bill,
a cab ride
and an ear

Monday, April 11, 2005


today so even
minutes pass
one at a time
not leapfrogging
but tasting

Sunday, April 10, 2005


my Dad loved perfume
love is not too strong a word
although the perfume often was
he liked the perfume counter in,
shopper's drugmart, the bay,
eatons-indiscriminate really
he was happiest in his own bouquet
of scents sprayed rapidly mixed together
exclaiming 'beautiful, ah beautiful'

i think, thinking back
from this adult perspective
he had unfortunatly had the opportunity
of smelling bad smells
sad smells
stenches of death

in this new north american life
he found a more pleasant nosegay
sweet smells
and of course, the opulent perfume counter
he didn't get into detail
about the past

but once remembered
a happy time too
a tea cup i had
full of a popourri
spring rain
(the photos destroyed, the memories not)
this is my holidays
my summer holidays
an inn, in childhood
that was sweet smelling
before the stench

an olfactory sandwich
in which the bread of it
sweetly perfumed

Saturday, April 09, 2005

Friday, April 08, 2005


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
for, this weeks topic "alone"
suddenly while home alone there was a knock at the wooly door...
no one appeared to be there,
just a table outside with a whole forest full of trees
'was i really alone' i asked myself
i like the headiness of hunger and being left alone'
i thought to myself...

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Wednesday, April 06, 2005

strep throat

cupcake girl
Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
i have it
and have to whisper sometimes
'cause it hurts

strep throat

i have strep throat
i have strep throat, and sleep alot and whisper sometimes 'cause it hurts

Monday, April 04, 2005


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
the theme is 'travel'
please click on to seem the impending travel plans of bear and rabbit!

Sunday, April 03, 2005

winter not yet soothed into sleep

this day,
of snow
and slush
and wind.

old man winter,
another bout
winter not yet soothed into sleep
more to give
in power and individuality an anarchist
ignoring the dates of the calendar
that proclaim
First Day of Spring

Saturday, April 02, 2005


Originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.
welcome this snowy, yes snowy saturday to my apartment, click on the image for the virtual tour, step inside, i will be making a book for the edible book fair today. for more info on that check out

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