the posm

And goodbye winter,
You were beautiful,
For the first few months,
But your bitterness,
Oh how it wore me out.

It was like an on going blizzard,
I thought for sure you were going-
To freeze every inch of me, And,
I was foolish- because you dared me,
And I willingly entered you unarmed.

Finally you started to melt, as did I,
My veins ached for flower patches,
And signs of life, because you fucking-
Killed everything around me,
But I can feel the sun reaching out to me.

Spring. The butterflies are coming back,
Both in the air and in my stomach,
And I couldn’t forget winter if I tried,
But I’d rather focus on the warmth,
And I am not sorry for saving myself.

We’ve been in a Texas state of mind lately. Can you blame us?  It’s a pretty amazing state and we certainly wouldn’t want to mess with it. 

Here are a few books we’ve been reveling in lately. Take a look while we finish up a little brisket.

Dallas Noir - Edited by InkWell’s own David Hale Smith. "Dallas is not a TV show. It’s a real city … For the past forty years, my capacity to be surprised by it has not diminished one bit.“ 

The Prophets of Smoked Meat - by the handsome gentleman in the picture above, the one and only BBQ Snob -  Daniel Vaughn. A comprehensive guide to Texas barbecue includes pit masters’ recipes, tales of the road—from country meat markets to roadside stands, sumptuous photography, and a panoramic look at the Lone Star State, where smoked meat is sacred.

Dallas 1963 - by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis. DALLAS 1963 is not only a fresh look at a momentous national tragedy but a sobering reminder of how radical, polarizing ideologies can poison a city-and a nation.