Saturday, January 3

You're Gonna Love This World

Whenever I spend time with my friends who have children I am amazed at what they do on a daily basis. I spent Saturday visiting my childhood friend Alexis, who spent so much time at my house when we were young that she often felt like my second sister. Alexis is about three weeks away from delivering her second child, while managing the many needs of her almost two year old Brenna. My time with Alexis today made me think of this Ani DiFranco song.


hey little bag of sugar
floating in your biosphere
summon the courage
to put down your landing gear
and come out here

'cuz i am as exhausted
as a drowning polar bear
swimming around
looking for a ride
and it's so god awful hot outside

you're kicking me in the rib
every time adam tells what he did
man creates woman he says
sweeping his hand through the air
like mister show biz

you're gonna love this world
if it's the last thing i do
the whole extravagant joke
topped in bittersweet chocolate goo
for someone who ain't even here yet
look how much the world loves you
look how much the world loves you

candles are burning down
the music is fading
your pinata is torn
it is time to be born
yes, and death is at the door
peddling that old fashioned
blood and gore
here at the house of creation
cue the sobering moment
of revelation

you're gonna love this world
if it's the last thing i do
the whole extravagant joke
topped in bittersweet chocolate goo
for someone who ain't even here yet
look how much the world loves you
look how much the world loves you

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