by P. Abdoul, 1988
I never knew. I already said I’m "dumb as a Dodo," so if you don’t
tell me directly, I won’t get thee.
Many people gave me a ride home Fresh year, and that I mean literally
my dear. But only a few met Daddy, including you two.
And, honestly, you are the only one I ever studied philosophy with. "Get it? Got it? Good." See Danny Kaye, esp. his performance on the Muppets circa 1978: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cfh5Jn0YIl4
and also maybe a quote like this, that also reminds me of that one abstract artist:
Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
Why didn’t you tell me? I can’t say things would have been different, but just maybe. I doodoo know I would have been more discreet. You can’t blame me for what I never knew.
Why would I have asked you what you were doing studying in that other room if I knew? Looking back, and the fact that you didn’t [couldn’t] even answer me, now I realize. Like I may have said before, hindsight is 20/20. The proof is in the pudding, chocolate, that is. See or read Choke.
It’s one of those where the movie is
just about as good as the book. And Sam Rockwell (also have you seen Moon
?) is fabulously funny in it.
And I still like Chuck P, even tho Urban D may diss thee. Did I
meet cha on an airplane? What a dummy I may be!!! Just call me “Dummy Amy.” But DO NOT call me “doll” (Ned). Because I am Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.
Dedicated to Sharon Tate (esp. on this date)