Last week was very weird for me and 100 word song. Since I was returning from The Mouse, meeting other writing deadlines, and talking to someone about publishing Helene, I forgot to write for my own meme. Tara R did a great job covering the post, picking Jen With A Pen and securing the Dave Mathews Band tune, Grey Street. Reading through the entries, I was struck by my friend Melissa aka Raquel’s 100 http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http%3A%2F%2Fmsbaldman.wordpress.com%2F&h=DAQF8E2Wn. She really did something different and I wondered how she’d pick the next song to play. Wow did she not disappoint. She’s an Ani DiFranco disciple like I am so when she said, “dude you gotta use Cloud Blood”, we had a religious experience over youtube, and decided Ani had to be it.
Since I didn’t write, yet, for Grey Street, I’m going to break a few rules. Leeroy has granted his robot brother some leeway. What you will read will be my Grey Street interpretation followed by a page break, and then this week’s 100 for Cloud Blood. For both pieces, we go back to Soul To Body and Jake’s hospital bed.
Last time with Soul To Body: http://lancemyblogcanbeatupyourblog.wordpress.com/2012/06/20/pale-blue-eyes/
The nurse’s name tag read Sheila. Jake closed his eyes during her exam to handle intense hurt in his rib cage, neck, and head.
“Mr. Hanna, I know you’re in some pain, but Dr. Pennington won’t make her rounds for another hour. She’ll increase your meds. Try to stay seated upright and keep calm. “
Jake reopened his eyes but found no haven in Sheila’s dead expression, void of compassion. She moved his body around without care for comfort. Talking to her was hopeless. Jake watched the lanky figure with grey eyes walk away; just despair in white tennis shoes.
Violet and Augusta stood fifteen feet from the bed, bickering with each other and glaring at Jake. He heard some of their conversation.
“Vi, he needs to know that my sister, your mother, his wife, is barely in the grave and he can’t act like this. “
“Gus, he’s got broken ribs and a concussion. We’ll deal with the Mallory problem, later.”
Jake closed his eyes again, hoping when he reopened them, Violet and Augusta would be over their anger.
Instead, saw a cloud of blood taunting him with crossed arms and disappointed faces. They were right, he was in trouble.
Raquel’s pick for the week is Ani Di Franco’s Cloud Blood. Anything you need to know about 100 word song and Leeroy is here: http://lancemyblogcanbeatupyourblog.wordpress.com/100-word-song/
See you next Tuesday with your 100 and a new song. Here’s the greatness of Ani and Cloud Blood.