Naperville

I asked Chris if Hollywood Game Night helped him prepare for playing charades with Jimmy Fallon, and he took a second to think about it before saying “No! You know what, I need to stop playing games because I get way too competitive when I don’t win!” so I told him that he carried the team between the two of them and he replied with “Thank you thank you, I agree”

On the riverwalk in my hometown
There are a bunch of bridges that you can walk under
And a few years back I decided
That the concrete slab holding up
This one particular bridge would be the bridge that I would write a poem on,
Line by line.
So over the years,
Every time I would go by this bridge I’d add a line to the poem
And then date that line.
Today, after spending an entire afternoon
Reading Bukowksi and Rumi
While listening to Tigers Jaw and Bon Iver,
I visited that bridge to see years worth of work painted over.
I wasn’t as sad as I thought I would be.
Not everything is permanent,
Not everything is constant.
I have been living
Out of a suitcase for the past two months
From the comfort of my own bedroom. I could easily use the closet
But I only spend a quarter of the year in the house I grew up in.
I wonder if all houseflies are homeless.
Often, I feel like a stranger in my sheets. They don’t smell like me.
The suburban streets I used to wander as a kid seemed so unfamiliar,
Like I was a traveler discovering all the nooks and crannies of my cul-de-sac.
Just as I crossed by my neighbor’s crooked mailbox
I noticed a deer up ahead.
We locked eyes
For a moment.
I took a step towards it and it bounded off in the direction of the forest.
I realized that I wasn’t all that different from that deer,
So tomorrow
I will go back to that bridge and
I will start a new poem.
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"My Life Is Changing But My Mile Time Isn’t Fast Enough To Keep Up With It" - Nishat Ahmed

Sometimes I fall into these random existential crises

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HELP ME THIS DOG IS LIKE MY BABY

THE LAST THING I WILL DO IS PUT HER IN A SHELTER

Goldie is a 6 year old, female, Jack Russell terrier who needs a new home. Goldie is very sweet & loving, she sleeps & eats most of her time and is not like a regular Jack Russell, she loves attention, being held and carried, and being pet. She does not like other pets or loud noises and is scared very easily, making it harder for her to find a new home. She cannot live with me anymore because my mom is in the hospital, and my other dogs are attacking her. If you are interested in her contact me through phone or email, thank you, I am in Naperville, IL and would want somebody to be around this area who is interested.

I am not giving my baby Goldie to just anybody, we would have to meet up a few times before.

Naperville IL 60540

1(630)-465-1375

haleypaprocki@aol.com

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