07 February 2011

Looking For A Boat

If I had a boat
I'd go out on the ocean
And if I had a pony
I'd ride him on my boat
And we could all together
Go out on the ocean
Me upon my pony on my boat
Procuring a boat has become a high priority item lately.  Not a real boat, necessarily, but at least a figurative one to take me away from here and get some breathing room.  A real boat would be nice, but I don't want or need the hassle of a hole in the water into which I pour money.  A pony would be cool, my daughter would get a kick out of riding it I'm sure.  Don't know as I'm ready for the upkeep, though, I've enough complications as it is.

The idea of getting up and going, though...
The mystery masked man was smart
He got himself a Tonto
'Cause Tonto did the dirty work for free
But Tonto he was smarter
And one day said kemo sabe
"Kiss my ass, I bought a boat
I'm going out to sea"
The kemo sabes in life have gotten louder and more insistent, more up in my grill.  The chain is taut and that collar is making me choke, and they stand just out of reach...if only the collar would slip...The itch, the urge, to say "Kiss my ass" has grown stronger in the face of all the poking and provoking.

But I can't say it, not now, not yet.  This is not the time.  I'm praying I find that boat soon.

Lyrics used w/o permission, from "If I Had A Boat" by Lyle Lovett (Pontiac, 1988)


  1. Dude.

    You know what Steve does?

    He goes fly fishing. It's cheap, it's fun, and it's an art. You creative types need that solitude on the river, watching that line fly. And knowing you're the one making it do so. The fish, that happens to grab that fly? Just icing on the cake, baby, icing on the cake.

  2. I think we are all looking for our own particular boat. 'Though mine would not have a pony.

  3. Your writing chair's a coracle, you know. And you can write as far across the wild blue yonder as you can dream. - Brendan

  4. Maybe it's time to start with a kayak. Also? Best LL song evah!

  5. Could ya try it out anonymously just to see how it feels? :) Hugs

    Horse/boat picture for you~~> http://tana.volcano-house.com/2008/07/26/ride-on-peace-horse/

  6. @blueoran: Yes, it is, I just have to have faith it will float, while I'm looking for that Blessed Isle...

    @Rebekah: I don't know, with my big head, my center of gravity is awfully high for kayaking :)


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