Saturday, February 07, 2009

My dad had a book of poems by Kris Kristofferson. The book was inscribed to Kristofferson by my dad and others; the opposite, for some reason, of what you'd expect: that the book was signed by the author. It occurred to me that I'd missed my chance to add my own name to this important artifact and I resolved to do so. I paged through the poems first. One that caught my eye looked something like this:

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S@an4d%wi%he3, s4ea!ks 9nd m$!re
C(h3ips, s9!oda, p~etze9s a7d 9as