Thursday, January 22, 2009

Delirium (or, Porn for Women)

I’m sick as a dog,
(but the dog begs to differ, she’s feeling
perfectly chipper, you know)

I’m shopping online for someone to help me
haul my sorry ass home, make me some tea,
care for the kids and the pets, pets, three

So I can be... sick as a dog,
(but the dog begs to differ, she’s feeling
like going for a frolic in the snow)

Well, I found what I need
in a bookstore, no less:
Porn for Women! Oh yes...

Men who vacuum, men who know
just what to say when you're feeling low
men who quilt, and men who sew

Look! They have Overnight Delivery
so tomorrow I can be... sick as a dog
(but the dog begs to differ, don't you know)


Rachel Westfall
January 22, 2009


This is a sample image from Porn For Women. Isn't it great?

Here is a sister poem for Delirium.

21 comments:

Linda S. Socha said...

Hello Rachael. Love your blog and am having fun with the recent post. I like the lighthearted way it is written and I can relate.
Please stop by Psyche Connections for a visit. I love exchanging following links and Comments if you have an interest. Keep the faith!
Linda

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

Haa!! "Antiquing makes me hot," he says. Porn, is after all, a great big fantasy:) Thank you for making me laugh, I needed it.

RachelW said...

Welcome, Linda, and thanks for the intro to your blog! N, yeah, cute eh? I needed a laugh too, to take my mind off feeling sorry for myself. Woe is me.... ;)

Every Photo Tells A Story said...

Awww:( That's right, the porn part got alllll my attention, and I forgot to say "feel better!" Just keep visualizing men vacuuming, cooking, and cleaning your house and it'll be like chicken soup for your soul:)

RachelW said...

Thanks N; maybe if I visualise hard enough, they will appear!

Kyddryn said...

Aww, sugar - shall I mail you some soup?? Homemade chicken noodle...it might even arrive before it goes off...

Be well soon, love...

Shade and Sweetwater,
K

Guess who said...

Women do a better job at the task you would like done. Oooops, did I say something wrong?

Get well soon, you ;). Because only you can do what you want to do....

RachelW said...

Kyddryn, can you make it vegetarian? I'd love some soup... thanks for the kind thoughts!

Guess who, yeah right, that's called dodging.

RachelW said...

What's funny is I haven't received email notification about any of the comments on this post! Other post comment notifications are still coming through. It must be because of the word "porn" in the title. My ISP must not want me to hear about men doing these sorts of helpful things. After all, I might foment rebellion among women, and that wouldn't be pretty.

Greenlee's Forest said...

I love it! I think my favorite page from the book is the man just sitting there and saying, "I was wrong". :)!!!!!

I love your poem...

devilsivy said...

This western-philosophy hyper-individualism has got to stop. If we were all just minds saying "I think therefore I am" it might be okay however we have bodies and *****we need to help each other***** out especially when doing so RECIPROCATES.

Sidney Trobairitz said...

I need this book. Lol!! Rachel, I love your blog! --Fellow East/Wester
Sidney

RachelW said...

Devilsivy, Amen to that sister!

Though the book and poem are, to some extent, humour, they also carry that deeper message that we need to take care of one another, and, yes, reciprocate that caring.

It's not enough just to say, "go ahead and do whatever you like, that way it will turn out the way you want it to." We are an inderdependent bunch of living beings, and we wouldn't survive without one another.

(Besides, what's good for the goose is good for the gander, and all that.)

RachelW said...

Thanks, Sidney! Yeah, I need the book, too-- the series, in fact! ;) It's great to see another East-West herbalist here. And I love your blog, too-- it's gorgeous!

DragonFly24 said...

I sure hope the dog is sleeping next to the fire and Guess Who is living in the dog house... Love, Morrigane.

RachelW said...

Hmmmm....

bernthis said...

That is better than porn. There is no word for that.

Cherie/ Butterfly Dreamer said...

I loved this.

RachelW said...

I'm glad you enjoyed it, bernthis and Cherie!

Julie said...

Men who vacuum!!!!! Wooo Hooooo!!!! What a fantasy...ha! ha! Send him over to my house! I don't care if he looks like a troll. Ha! Ha! I love it.

Your poem is awesome and made me laugh out loud. I love how you incorporate the dogs and reality into the fantasy. Dogs don't care how sick we are. Excellent. This poem rocks my world. I bet a woman's magazine would love this, too.

RachelW said...

Haha! Julie, he's going to be one busy fella, judging from the comments here. My ten-year-old son ended up doing the vaccuuming; good to start 'em out on the right path from a early age, I figure! ;) A women's magazine? I think you're right! Maybe there is a good home for this one, somewhere.