Tuesday, January 04, 2011

The Sloth

“Come,” say the Sloth today. “Lemme show you a place that is soft like dreams, cushion you’self with four, five pillows, take you’ po’ cold feet off this clammy floor, hunker down under warm sheets, stare up at rain-soakin’ sky and float away on you’ face in warm, aquamarine waters, waves lollin’ you like a mammy singin’, up an’ down, sun coverin’ you’ back with yalla silk…”

“No, no,” I cry like a teen under peer-pressure. “I got wares to wash, notes to write…”

The Sloth snicker.

11 comments:

cadiz12 said...

I think that sloth's cousin lives at my house! I think I heard it calling to me from under the bed...

Ruthibelle said...

lol. REsist that sloth. DOn't allow him to smirk at you like that - tell him to get thee hence!

Kim Ayres said...

That is a beautful piece of writing :)

MartyrMom said...

Nice!! I bet the Sloth won for a bit? I know he would have had me for the day....the waves lollin' would have had me staying slow and lazy

CG said...

You are truly a fantastic writer! Love it! xx

Guyana-Gyal said...

Thank you Kim, the Sloth says thank you too :-)

Ahhh Ruthibelle, she lures me into the most delicious idleness which I have to fight constantly, especially in this rainy season.

Cadiz, it's not her cousin. Everybody has a Sloth, hahaha.

Guyana-Gyal said...

CG, thank you. I hope you're doing well.

MartyrMom, yes, the Sloth won yesterday. I think mine's a 'she'. They take on the gender of the person who owns one, or whatever gender the owner wants to give it.

sablonneuse said...

Yes, his cousin has moved in with me. I'm just soooooo laid back lately. With these dark mornings the hens don't want to get out of bed until well after 8 o'clock so I have no reason to get out of bed early either. Well,that's what Monsieur Sloth says. . . . . .

Pat said...

He's been here all over the holiday and I'm mighty glad to get rid of him 'cos -
“I got wares to wash, notes to write…”
I'm snickerin'!

Guyana-Gyal said...

Pat, the Sloth says if a huge sum of $$ falls in my lap, I can be a Big Time Sloth. Gosh, that sounds real baaaaad, doesn't it? hahaha

Sab, at least you have winter as an excuse. Me? I have, hm, hmmm, what's my excuse? Rain?

Hayden said...

Sloth elbowed all my ambition out of the way this weekend. Got outside for walk in the snow, but other than that? NASA. tryin' to imagine some yalla silk - but can't get warm enough to dream it up.