June 5, 2010

Noodles in Mumbai

I heard you fluttering around the universe last night. I knew you weren't going for a drink of water. You are such a bad liar. If you looked closely, you would have seen me smirking as I fell back asleep.

Let me guess: You slipped off to lead drunken Tony home to his cardboard box again. Then you fluttered outside the window of the county jail and finally made one of those psychotic inmates smile for the first time in forever.

After 5,000 years, you still have the same nocturnal habits: flirting with good-hearted, troubled men. You make them feel special, because they are. The master plays the role of servant so convincingly.

Speaking of which, I know the star god still has a major crush on you. I also know you make his day by sitting patiently in his drab office chatting up the properties of stardust and the importance of helium vapors. Yawnsville, sister.

You are a flirt, a bad liar and you are way too nice. Unlike me.

Today, you and I will chase comets, ding-dong ditch the royal family, lead that stray dog on 3rd Street to a home, and eat noodles in Mumbai.

That's later. Right now, I'm feeling a little psychotic myself. No, you are not allowed to leave this bed for an actual drink of water until I am through with you. Then I'm going to drift off to sleep again with a different sort of smirk on my face.

23 comments:

LadyFi said...

;-)

Tender with sensual undertones.

Anjuli said...

Love the "Noodles in Mumbai" touch- also using it as the title. Definitely drew me to want to read more. As always, you 'got me' at the end!

She Writes said...

Ed, the least you can do is a get a girl drink, for god's sake. You make a woman thirsty ;) HAHA! Just kidding, of course. Everyone knows noodles make people thirst, Mumbai or anywhere, for that matter.

Brian Miller said...

ha. i like the playfulness...my first thought went to my boys who used to ask for drinks of water all through the night until we gave them water bottles...

Lori said...

☺ Loved this one Ed. Keep some water by the bed for goodness sakes!

Wine and Words said...

"The master plays the part of servant so convincingly." Is there something besides altruism that leads me to do these things? Am I secretly feeling superior and just playing a role? Now you got me thinkin'.

I love how you write this woman, deep knowledge and a long leash of allowance. Take charge ending. Really nice ride. I said it before...you love well...or at least you write yourself that way :)

Alexandra Grabbe said...

Loved the voice.

Jingle said...

very keen and fun words..
your words bounces,
thank you for the treat!

Wanderlust said...

Love the images you paint here, and the noodles in Mumbai

Moannie said...

This is very good writing. You have a unique 'voice'. So glad I joined your club.

Deidra said...

I agree with Anjuli...I LOVE the way you used that for your title. But I also really appreciate the acknowledgment of "good-hearted, troubled men." There is such a - dare I say? - sweetness to your writing. A mysterious sweetness.

Xcrush said...

Ok I will try this one more time....what I was trying to say is that you better at least get up and get her that drink of water! :)

Joann Mannix said...

What a ride! And I had no idea where it would take me. Your words sing. Glad you came over to say hi. I'm here for the reading.

The Empress said...

Someday you'll have to tell us what triggers the inspiration.

Xcrush said...

Oh noooooo....it's over???

Rebecca Ramsey said...

Ooh, I want more.
I love your style. Nice work!

Ed Pilolla said...

thanks for all the sugar, mucho-mucho!

there's an energetic shift going on within me, from creative writing back to journalism, and, well, the love letter project must end. when i get the book out, there will be several new letters i didn't get around to publishing. very grateful for all the luv:)

Love, Evolution, and Resilience said...

Holy Shit... I just fell on to your website and I'm a convert! Love this! Reading you feels sexy and wonderful and playful and innocent?! WOW! Off to read more of you!

Lucy said...

Ed, as usual you make me wish and want for more. Thank you. For your smiles and your smirks...

Ocean Girl said...

Dream power. I sleep to dream too sometimes.

Jingle said...

http://itistimetothinkformyself.blogspot.com/2010/06/jingles-june-follower-awards-week-1.html

awards 4 u,
enjoy!

rachelsnyder said...

energetic shift, my ass!

I bet you're going through a realignment of epic proportions, a multidimensional merge that will lead you into interior landscapes you never knew existed, and leave you forever changed at the molecular level in ways that can scarcely be explained by mystics, physicists, or Creation Itself. It's what double Pisceans do, isn't it? Stellar work on the love letters, Ed; looking forward to see what unfolds next.

Kay said...

:} I love smirks (when they are on my face... which you have managed to do)....