I found this many years ago and – for some reason – kept it folded in the sleeve of the cover of my ID book. The little scrap of paper is now ragged and threadbare, so I thought I’d share the contents here and throw the paper away:
A backwards poet writes inverse.
A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion.
You feel stuck to your debt if you can’t budge it.
He often broke into song because he couldn’t find the key.
Every calendar’s days are numbered.
A boiled egg in the morning is hard to beat.
He had a photographic memory that was never developed.
Bakers trade bread recipes on a knead to know basis.
Now I am off – with uncontrollable excitement – to take advantage of a local chain store’s sale on Intimate Apparel; ‘50% off on Branded Corsetry!, but before I go; because there was such widespread disbelief when I admitted to having a tattoo, a pic of my left shoulder: (the tattoo is a dragon f.y.i.)
Pic by Natalie Cooper.
And some more quizzy answers; I really must learn to ignore these things and learn to deal with the consequences of appearing rude …
Do you still talk to your FIRST love?
What was your FIRST alcoholic drink?
Coco Rico. There was an unhappy outcome.
What was your FIRST job?
Filling in for my father’s receptionist over the school holidays.
What was your FIRST car?
A white Alfa Sud.
Who was your FIRST grade teacher?
Where did you go on your FIRST ride on an airplane?
Going along with his club members to take my dad up for a parachute jump at Tempe Airbase.
Who was your FIRST best friend and are you still friends with them?
Lee-Ann Boating. No.
What was your FIRST sport played?
I think I may have tried table tennis, but it may just be a nightmare I had once.
Where was your FIRST sleep over?
At my granny’s house.
Whose wedding were you in the FIRST time?
I was a flower girl, about three years old; the couple is still married.
What was the FIRST thing you did this morning?
Cursed my neighbour’s rooster.
What was the FIRST concert you ever went to?
A ballet performance.
FIRST tattoo or piercing?
I had my ears pierced when I was fourteen. I am sorry now. The tattoo happened years later, also very regrettable.
Who was the FIRST person to break your heart?
George de Kock.