“we all scream for ice cream…”

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“I think it tests our ability to not want to numb out. There’s so many things that are hard to hear every day that you do want to have some Oreos. Like people say, what do you invest in during the Trump era? I feel like, Hostess Cakes. Most of us are just scared and eating ice cream.”

Library Girl Presents: Call If You Need Me / Tribute To Raymond Carver

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This is Library Girl’s 4th tribute to Raymond Carver. Please come celebrate his work & the writing he’s inspired in others.

Featuring:

Billy Burgos, Cameron Dye, Michael C Ford, Natalie Ford, Michael Hacker,

Arminé Iknadossian, Darrell Larson, Chris Morris, Chris Mulkey, Dani Roter,

Mason Summit, Lisa (L.K.) Thayer, Julie Wolfson & Sofia Wolfson.

Sunday October 9th – 7:00 PM

Admission: $10 inc. snacks & dessert, Free parking!  Tickets on sale NOW at www.ruskingrouptheatre.com. Look for Library Girl icon & click on Buy Tickets. Created & Produced by Susan Hayden. Assoc. Prod: Paul Denk. With lots of help from Justin Mendenhall & Bill Ensley. All Proceeds from this show will be donated to Ruskin Group Theatre.

Mike Meraz

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1

You finally say
I love you
And she doesn’t
Run
Or reciprocate

She just says
“You shouldn’t
Have said that”
Which is good
Enough

The next day
She comes over
A little bit
Sweeter

A little bit
Kinder

Some of the
Edges have
Been smoothed
Out

She gives you
A hug upon
Entering

You realize
You made the
Right
Decision

You waited
Long
Enough.

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2

You are a
Matisse
Painting

I am a
18th century
Sculpture

We are two
Pieces of
Art

One quiet
As stone

The other
Filling the room
With
Color.

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3

She is now
Back
And I can listen
To sad music
Again

There is nothing worse
Than a love song
When you yourself
Are heart-broken

But now she is
Back

And the stars
Are lined up
Again

The earth is
Well

At least
The Part
Under my
Feet.

 

Mike Meraz