by Billy Collins
The boy at the far end of the train car
kept looking behind him
as if he were afraid or expecting someone
and then she appeared in the glass door
of the forward car and he rose
and opened the door and let her in
and she entered the car carrying
a large black case
in the unmistakable shape of a cello.
She looked like an angel with a high forehead
and somber eyes and her hair
was tied up behind her neck with a black bow.
And because of all that,
he seemed a little awkward
in his happiness to see her,
whereas she was simply there,
perfectly existing as a creature
with a soft face who played the cello.
And the reason I am writing this
on the back of a manila envelope
now that they have left the train together
is to tell you that when she turned
to lift the large, delicate cello
onto the overhead rack,
I saw him looking up at her
and what she was doing
the way the eyes of saints are painted
when they are looking up at God
when he is doing something remarkable,
something that identifies him as God.
birthday: 27th July (THANK YOU, EVERYONE, FOR THE WELL-WISHING)
zodiac: Leo/Metal \m/
height: 5’3” or 5’4”, I think. Who can be sure.
eye color: Varying brown based shades.
middle name: 'plus it's got a $%^& skull on it'
favorite color: Purple!
lucky number: 17
hogwarts house: POTTERMORE’S VERDICT IS SLYTHERIN.
favorite fictional character: ex-PFC Wintergreen; Matt Murdock; Tonantzin Villasenor; Ofelia (is her surname ever mentioned… the Ofelia from Love and Rockets); Maya Lopez —
favorite television show: Generation Kill; Call the Midwife; THROUGH THE WORMHOLE —
favorite season: Autumn. Everything in me yearning for autumn.
describe yourself in a few words: a gradation of wantings and strivings.
future children’s names: Motleycruejonbonjovi
meaning of your name: Something about the grace of God.
what do you plan to/do for a living: Civil rights work — in some capacity or other. That’s the plan. Later in life, PROFESSOR JANE IN CARDIGANS WITH ELBOW PATCHES.
THIS OR THAT:
introvert or extrovert
dawn or dusk
righty or lefty (REMEMBER WHEN THERE WAS THAT WHOLE SCIENCE WORLD CONTROVERSY — regarding data revealing that communities wherein there were more southpaws in their midst than avg. were inevitably more violent? HAHA. Right on.)
dirty bean water or dirty leaf water (I’m proudly sporting a mug of cardamom tea.)
rain or shine(In greener environments, when I’m in Hawaii, or when I was in Japan, Denmark — one thing I absolutely love to do is go outside after it’s stopped raining — when you can feel that the elemental wet still hangs in the air, and the clouds are heavy, and the earth smells that raw, fresh smell, and sometimes, there are toads out now — and earthworms. And the birds slowly begin to chatter again in the trees.)
reading or writing(Writing is a necessary, inexorable compulsion, a requirement — a literal lifesaver; but reading is more relaxing.
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Title: Cross Counter
Rating: Explicit (!!)
Pairing: Frank Castle x Matt Murdock
GRACIOUS MESSAGES IN MY INBOX. It’s even better a day now, thanks to you.
JILL, thank you thank you. You’re always so flippen kind.
happy birthday, beloved.
The happiest. Love love love.
happy birthday!!!! we won’t tell
/HARDY BOYS ‘CASE CLOSED’ NOD thanks a great deal; you’re aces!
happy internet secret birthday!
SHHH. I’m happy I’ve got people like you around to be privy to these silly secrets I online-keep. <3
I’ve eradicated all traces of the information on places like facebook, but given that I’ve used this platform for candor thus far, why quit now: happy birthday to me. :)