Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Magical Powers

If I ever start to talk
about my magical powers,
how I acquired them,
and what I actually do
with my life,
sit down,
take notes,
and start the next day
on your quest
to the hidden cave
in the Himalayas.

-Jim DuBois
Feb 18, 2012

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

True Love

I told you
that you'd really
influenced me.
Since we'd started dating,
I said "jackass"
and "Douche-bag"
a whole lot more.
I felt guilty about it
but a few days later
you told me
that ever since
dating me
you hated love songs
and I felt that
kind of
made us even.

-Jim DuBois
Feb 14, 2010


You asked
how far it was
between my balls
and my butt-crack,
I farted under the covers,
and you said,
"do you think
boobs are weird?"
and then, later,
we both burped
at the same time.

-Jim DuBois
Feb 14, 2010

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Rocket Boy

We must have told you
that Daddy was far away
after he died,
or something like that,
because you got it
in your head
that he was out on Jupiter
in outer space, or at a star,
and we let it stand at that,
because often there was
no more reasonable way
to say it.

Lately you've loved to watch
the launch of Apollo 11
on youtube,
and listen to the song
by Elton John,
and I think
as I sit there with you
that you are on
a kind of a lonely quest
to find your father,
and I am awed
by the deep hope
you have
that maybe it's possible.

It is serious
and important for you,
at four and a half,
to be on this quest,
and it is important
for me to set down a reminder,
a note to your future self,
saying that even though
a quest might take you
across the universe,
it always ends up
being about coming to terms
with what is inside of you.

-Jim DuBois
Dec 10, 2011

Bonus Videos! Watch them separately, or do an experiment and run them both at the same time.

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