Must Love Freaks

She says that I was born with luck sitting on my hand and charm dancing on the tip of my tongue. “People love you,” she tells me, “they want that… something shining out of you.”

I smile at her, all magic and creepy teeth, wondering if she ever kisses her mirror.

You must love
freakishly wild things
to love me,
caress chaos’ soul
and moan for balance.
.

a wee note…
– Someone told me that she “hated being so weird”, that she wished she was “normal and cool like [me]”, so that people would like her as much as they seemed to like me. No, my Wicked Luvs, I did not laugh hysterically at the thought of anyone thinking me “normal” (I was not offended, either). But I did wonder if the someone in question ever realized that a person who doesn’t like herself will have a rather difficult time getting others to like her.
– Linked to the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads ~ Tuesday Platform. Kerry asked us to link a song to our poem, and I’m linking the song that inspired me to wear my weird as a fiery flag: “Pelo Suelto”, by Gloria Trevi. You can watch the video HERE, and read my translation of the Spanish lyrics HERE.

The socks are a birthday gift from Rommy, and Wicked Green (the frog) is a gift from some of “the coolest old-ass fighters” (their words, not mine) the military has ever produced. 

51 thoughts on “Must Love Freaks

  1. Then permit me to laugh out loud on our behalf….and love those socks!!!
    *Another fully paid up member of the “No such thing as normal” society*
    😛 XXX

  2. What a great line, Magaly: ‘I smile at her, all magic and creepy teeth, wondering if she ever kisses her mirror’! I also love:
    ‘caress chaos’ soul
    and moan for balance’.

  3. love the words- then again, u knew I would… cuz I love the drummer who beats to his own beat.. the one with different ideas, opinions… without them, I would not think outside the box, or that there is more than one way to do things!.
    keep banging that drum, girl. 🙂

  4. Quoting Aunt Frances Owens: “My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage!” (Practical Magic)

  5. Your writing is so much more than the usual cup of platitudes, Magaly–and I love it for all the wrong reasons, probably(because, it makes me laugh and also, more importantly, snicker) instead of for its pure shiny poeticness…but I also love that about it, so maybe I’m not too far off. Everything you say here is shiny and true.

  6. I love it! Your socks rock! And, life would be so much better if we were all guarded by a frog gifted by cool ass fighters!

    • They are mine, of course. I bought them from the local morgue… My own feet refuse to pose from pictures. My hands and my ears, too, so I have a respectable body parts collection. Really.

  7. I like, Magaly. I like ‘wild freakish things.’
    Before we were married Mrs. Jim and I were motorcycle riding and I decided to do the trails that dirt bike riders do. I told her to “hang on” and she learned quickly what that mean when we were eight feet off the ground after leaving a mogul.
    .

  8. Wise words my beautiful friend!!! “A person who doesn’t like herself will have a rather difficult time getting others to like her.”
    Keep showing off that sexy smile of yours!!
    I love those socks! I actually turned my lap top around to read them! LOL!
    Give your frog a hug from me!
    Oh, did Crow Gal like her sister? LOL!
    Big Hugs! 🙂

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