So When

12 inches square

by Ashley Nickels


Timing is a real b-word, isn't it. Yesterday I heard not one but THREE Strokes songs. Discover Weekly and then in two different Lyfts, and this is noteworthy because I haven't heard a single Strokes song in nine years probably. Well I love the Strokes, partly because I love anyone who shout-sings but also they remind me of a boyfriend I had once who was a banker but also in a Power Pop band and they wrote songs about Star Wars and Clark Kent and wore orange jumpsuits sometimes on stage. He was older than me and so wonderful and it was almost the right time but it just wasn't.

I suppose there have been many cases of wrong timing in my life-- some that I was more willing to accept than others, is one way of putting it-- and sometimes you try to go back and sometimes they do you a favor and say no and I don't know anything really but I'm pretty sure there's a bigger plan in the works which basically makes you constantly wonder WHEN, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD and maybe you don't realize that until someone shout-sings at you in a Toyota Prius.

And also, why do the ideas occur to me when I'm in a cab and because I have a mind like a sieve I have to immediately write the thought down before it escapes even if it means getting super carsick- - talk about TIMING-- but man, the Strokes.

We were young, darlin' We don't have no control We're out of control


July 14th, 2017

So When

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