Sunday, August 31, 2008


true-blue, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Saturday, August 30, 2008

bird and leaves

bird and leaves, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

very very short stories from the toy store: two boys and bundles of joy

here is the first story

two boys

one three
the other 2
adding in total years to five

with crisp fives
one a piece
in each of their hands
five fingers holding

because they have been very good boys
a chance to spend and purchase
a special little something

i direct them to the playmobile

'do you have any romans'
'sure here is a roman'
'that isn't a roman'

he's right
what the heck was i thinking

i try again

'ah here is a good roman'

this time i get it right almost

'do you have any bad romans?'

next story,

a report on babies
i see lots in the store
every one a winner
a ringer, a blue ribbon baby
beautiful perfect
open or shy


and then i ponder
about the bigger customers
the older ones,
the workers,
myself included

all of us started as these perfect true bundles
but now so much more complex
and floundering

and i think how did we all go from that to this?

Saturday, August 16, 2008


yesterday at work
while standing at the door greeting customers

a small girl with a sad face walked in

her head was wrapped in a turban of gauze
with her pony tail genie fashion sprouting out the top

of course i was curious
but knew better than to ask

all sorts ran through my head
cancer, some tragic accident

until i heard the story
told to another
while circulating
in the store

the small girl with the sad face
oddly made up with cosmetics, a pagent queen
having stumbled

the little girl had had an operation on her ears
it seemed it was the doctors opinion that ears
such as hers should be transformed into more
desirable ears

better ears i suppose?
not grandfather's ears

i think good ears are ones that function
but i like gap teeth
and delicious imperfection

i felt sad for this girl
no fault of her own


wasn't broken

Thursday, August 07, 2008

tea pot pins

tea pot pins, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

Four pots are better than one.

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

tea pin

tea pin, originally uploaded by Kim's Suitcase.

take time to drink tea!

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