in my secret life

I saw you this morning,
You were moving so fast.
Can’t seem to loosen my grip
On the past.
And I miss you so much,
There’s no one in sight.
And we’re still making love
In my secret life.

I smile when I’m angry,
I cheat and I lie.
I do what I have to do
To get by.
But I know what is wrong,
And I know what is right.
And I’d die for the truth
In my secret life.

I bite my lip,
I buy what I’m told,
From the latest hit
To the wisdom of old.
But I’m always alone
And my heart is like ice,
And it’s crowded and cold
In my secret life.

- Leonard Cohen, In My Secret Life

I wear the headcam at South Bay Polo in Gilroy, CA

Three chukkers from my point of view. I’m on the white team. Enjoy.

Mancha and me, chukker 2, goal at 7:10.

 

Texas in her second chukker ever after two years off polo. She almost dumps me twice, I guess one for each year off! First episode is at 0:28.

 

Mancha and me, chukker 3. Fran rides me off at 5:26 then we almost have a collision with the players in front of us.

imperfectly

we get a little further from perfection
each year on the road
I guess that’s what they call character
I guess that’s just the way it goes
better to be dusty than polished
like some store window mannequin
why don’t you touch me where I’m rusty
let me stain your hands

when you’re pretty as a picture
they pound down your door
but I’ve been offered love
in two dimensions before
and I know that it’s not all
it’s made out to be
let’s show them how it’s done
let’s do it all imperfectly

- Imperfectly, Ani DiFranco