For those of us who are single and bitter on this Valentine’s Day, I have compiled a very short list of activities:
1. Make a submission to the Valentine’s Day haiku project [link no longer active] (run by east/west [link no longer active]), in which one writes haiku to (or at) one’s ex (or exes). Here are my two entries:
Saint Valentine was
beaten with clubs, head chopped off:
Fucker deserved it.
Remember when I
said I disliked oral sex?
I meant just with you.
2. Buy and read How to Heal the Hurt by Hating by Anita Liberty. Here is an excerpt.
Feel free to add to the list.
Do “single” and “bitter” necessarily go together? It could make one wonder which was the cause and which the effect. If one was prone to wonder about such things, that is.
I don’t think they necessarily go together, which is why I mentioned them both–I know bitter people who aren’t single and single people who aren’t bitter. And I think bitterness is more of a sine curve, where singleness is a straight line. This list is for those moments when the sine curve and the straight line meet at the same point.
Oh Faustus…you make me giggle so very much.
I love your Haikus.. 🙂
If you come to my valentine’s day party – i’ll get you good and drunk.
someday, the combo of “bitter” and “single” may have linguistic parity with “disgruntled” and “postal worker”. but not quite yet.
Throwing twinkies at happy, life-loving couples always brings a smile to my face on days like these.
none list item.
happy fabulous and single day.
Valentine’s Day stinks like that car I used to have with the rotten bananas in the trunk! I’ve looked through that book before. I might be thinking of a different book, but isn’t there one essay in which she talks about being a temp, and she says,
“I am your worst nightmare. I am a performance artist…..”