(Bonus poem from the “Periodic Table of Poetry” series, molecule 3H
based on Hydrogen element #1, also known as hydrogen-3)
So my husband has this nice Fossil watch
that he wears only when we go out on nice dates now.
You see, he says he doesn’t need a watch
because he has his cell phone with him at all times,
and it always tells time in accordance with GPS.
But recently he broke down and bought another watch,
one that looks like a small child should wear it,
with a huge black band and face and neon glowing hands.
Lovely, I thought,
I thought just using the cell phone was bad enough.
So I asked about the glowing hands on his watch
(and thought about the original radium watch faces
painted by women who got cancer from radiation).
And he said no, the numbers and dials are covered in
And I thought, great,
another element that probably will leak
into people causing certain eventual death.
But he said no, this is safe, it’s only an isotope of hydrogen.
And I thought, oh…
So it’s just another boring element that we
Americans are using to try to make life easier
for people who grow tired of using their eyes.
I don’t think he liked my saying that.
So he said, wait a minute
(knowing how I seem to like learning about
Atomic bombs and World War Two and the like),
Tritium is used in the process of making the
So I read that Tritium for American nuclear weapons
was produced in special heavy water reactors.
But tritium undergoes radioactive decay
(ergo the glowing watch faces, I’d wonder,
though I’m sure he’s stress that there’s
no dangerous radioactivity in his watch -
oh wait, he said it’s “safe” radioactivity),
but Tritium’s used in “boosting”, increasing
the speed and yield of fission bombs.
And yeah, he was trying to get me to like
his child-like black glow-in-the-dark watch
by linking it with heavy water in WWII
and Hitler’s efforts to get the bomb first.
Scary to think that tactic might work with me,
but at least he’s trying to get me like
the watch that he chooses to wear.
Arrival of the Dreaded Body Snatchers
The Body Snatchers
And won. I see around me
In human guise,
Everywhere, attached to
Little brain supports
What would Alice say?
Boringer and boringer
What if Alice
Had an ipad
Instead of a boring book
With no pictures
She wouldn’t have seen
Or fallen down the
Or drank from the drink me bottle
Or nibbled on the
She might have
Thought, the roses were really red.
Wikipedia would have said so,
And she wouldn’t have
Noticed the cards
Running to and fro
With sloshing buckets
Of crimson paint.
She wouldn’t have heard
The wisdom falling from the
grinning lips of Cheshire cats
And Dorothy, of course,
Could have googled maps
And got to Kansas by the
She never would have
Met the scarecrow, or the
Lion, or heard
The munchkins sing.
She wouldn’t know
That she could melt a witch
Or dance on yellow brick roads.
She never would
Have stopped to smell
I’d rather be
An old human
Than a young
I’m glad that I was young
Before the body snatchers
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Here’s the standard Wiki thing:
Gauthier was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. Born to a mother she never knew and left in St Vincent’s Women and Infants Asylum, Gauthier was adopted when she was a year old by an Italian Catholic couple from Thibodaux, Louisiana. At age 15, she ran away from home, and spent the next several years in drug rehabilitation, halfway houses, and living with friends; she spent her 18th birthday in a jail cell. Struggling to deal with being adopted, she used drugs and alcohol. These experiences provided fodder for her songwriting later on.
Her short stories have been published in several books and magazines, including the book Amplified, released by Random House
Mary Gauthier’s Americana has become a staple. Fish swim, birds, fly, she sings……Welcome to our little world where we think Mary Gauthier is more than worth it, she’s a great voice in our wilderness.
- Mary Gauthier "Mercy Now"
- http://musicfog.com Mary Gauthier and Tania Elizabeth perform "Mercy Now" from the Music Fog studio at the 2010 Americana Music Festival in Nashville,...
- Mercy Now
- Lost Highway Recording artist Mary Gauthier's Mercy Now - the title track from her 2005 major label debut.
- Mary Gauthier "I Drink"
- http://musicfog.com/. Mary Gauthier & Tania Elizabeth perform in front of the Music Fog cameras during the Americana Festival in Nashville.
- Mary Gauthier "Drag Queens In Limousines"
- http://musicfog.com/. Mary Gauthier & Tania Elizabeth perform live in front of the Music Fog cameras during the 2010 Americana Conference in Nashville...
- Mary Gauthier "Sugar Cane"
- Mary Gauthier performing "Sugar Cane" at Music City Roots live from the Loveless Cafe on 3.02.2011.
- Mary Gauthier "Goodbye"
- Mary Gauthier performing "Goodbye" at Music City Roots live from the Loveless Cafe on 3.02.2011.
- Walking Each Other Home
- From Mary Gauthier's 2014 album "Trouble and Love." Songwriters: Mary Gauthier and Gretchen Peters. Background Vocals: Ashley Cleveland, Darrell Scott...
- Oh Soul
- From Mary Gauthier's 2014 album "Trouble and Love." Songwriters: Mary Gauthier and Ben Glover. Additional Vocals: Darrell Scott Video created by Krist...
Noris Roberts is a Venezuelan Poet. Born in the city of Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela
She received a Ph.D. in Commercial Law at the Universidad Santa Maria, in Caracas. For her work on for international relations and human sciences, culture and for increasing relations amongst people worldwide, she was received two appointments, representing Venezuela:
1 .- Universal Ambassador of Peace
2 .- Universal Love Ambassador
Noris is currently working a project on YouTube as Ambassador of Peace.
We are proud to represent Noris at Artvilla and Motherbird.com as our ambassador for peace also.
In this project, her poems are read by people from any country and in any language.
We will be presenting her poems as she shares them with us.
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