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Feb. 14, 2022

A Loitering Heart - Special Edition Episode

A Loitering Heart - Special Edition Episode

In this special edition episode, Minneapolis based drag queen Lala Luzious announces her new book of poetry “A Loitering Heart” and reads the poem “The Last Word”

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Transcript
WEBVTT 1 00:00:00.480 --> 00:00:04.879 Hey snacks, it's season four of snack size, the podcast, and two 2 00:00:04.919 --> 00:00:09.710 thousand and twenty two is all about you. And guess what, you are 3 00:00:09.789 --> 00:00:15.750 fabulous. It's time to open doors and embrace new opportunities, and your dreams 4 00:00:15.869 --> 00:00:19.510 can and will come true if you just take the time to pursue them. 5 00:00:19.829 --> 00:00:24.620 So this season is a cheers to you. Finding your fabulous life are tied 6 00:00:24.739 --> 00:00:33.259 together. Starts now. Hey snacks, thank you for tuning in to a 7 00:00:33.420 --> 00:00:38.009 very special edition of snack size. I am humbled and excited to announce that 8 00:00:38.170 --> 00:00:43.490 my collection of poetry, a loitering heart, is now available on my website, 9 00:00:43.890 --> 00:00:49.969 wwwa SI podcastcom. Most of us have been in love and experience a 10 00:00:50.000 --> 00:00:53.880 thrilling moment of another's touch or words that make you feel like you're the only 11 00:00:53.960 --> 00:00:58.640 person in the world, or the anticipation of meeting somebody new. And, 12 00:00:59.079 --> 00:01:03.079 because we are humans and we've been through all those things, therefore, we 13 00:01:03.320 --> 00:01:10.069 all know what it feels like to experience heartbreak, and by book explorers the 14 00:01:10.150 --> 00:01:15.349 emotions a person feels when a relationship is collapsing. Now you may be asking 15 00:01:15.390 --> 00:01:19.019 yourself why I would write about a heartbreak. You may have been with me 16 00:01:19.219 --> 00:01:25.659 for many episodes and I've always encourage everybody to stay positive towards their goals and 17 00:01:25.739 --> 00:01:30.579 dreams. The answer to that is you have to consider who I was and 18 00:01:30.900 --> 00:01:34.930 not who I am today. I started this book about ten years ago and 19 00:01:34.370 --> 00:01:38.810 that was a completely different time for me. There were a lot of good 20 00:01:38.890 --> 00:01:42.090 things, but there was also a lot of heartbreak. So when I decided 21 00:01:42.209 --> 00:01:46.129 I wanted to finish this I made the decision to stay true to what I 22 00:01:46.290 --> 00:01:51.079 originally intended for this book because, truthfully, we all know what heartbreak feels 23 00:01:51.079 --> 00:01:53.560 like and it's okay to talk about it. When I look at this book, 24 00:01:53.719 --> 00:01:57.959 I see it as me ful filling a promise that I made to myself 25 00:01:57.239 --> 00:02:02.390 ten years ago, and that feels truly amazing. I do want to read 26 00:02:02.430 --> 00:02:06.909 a selection from the book, but before I do that, I really want 27 00:02:06.909 --> 00:02:09.550 to thank a couple people. First on my list is my friend and my 28 00:02:09.710 --> 00:02:14.750 editor, Shaan p Mart thank you so much for your dedication to this book 29 00:02:14.830 --> 00:02:16.900 and all your time to make sure that it is the best it can be. 30 00:02:17.620 --> 00:02:23.219 Second is a former snack sized podcast guests. His name is Dwight Allen 31 00:02:23.300 --> 00:02:25.500 O'Neil. We know him, we love him. I read his book should 32 00:02:25.500 --> 00:02:29.219 have, could have, would a which is a fabulous memoir, and that 33 00:02:29.419 --> 00:02:35.009 inspired me to reach back into the past and publish something myself. I am 34 00:02:35.050 --> 00:02:38.729 so honored that he was able to write the Ford for my book. So, 35 00:02:38.889 --> 00:02:43.090 Sachs, without further ado, I present you the last word from my 36 00:02:43.210 --> 00:02:53.680 book, a loitering heart. You said the last word and I was not 37 00:02:53.840 --> 00:02:59.590 there to bury it. You came like snow that started to stick, but 38 00:02:59.830 --> 00:03:06.030 did not stay, quickly fading so that I emerge frigid, untamed, dirty 39 00:03:06.069 --> 00:03:12.150 naked. Find me blushing loss in these thoughts, overcome with emotion. In 40 00:03:12.229 --> 00:03:17.259 your melting ice, my mind's frost bitten fingers try to wrap themselves around what's 41 00:03:17.300 --> 00:03:22.780 happened here. When the storm was around us, did I not feel your 42 00:03:22.860 --> 00:03:25.740 heart reach out to mine and say I love you, I love you, 43 00:03:27.849 --> 00:03:31.409 I loved you, your beauty linkers, even when each and every sign of 44 00:03:31.530 --> 00:03:36.490 life has faded, even will, did I find you poetic and timeless? 45 00:03:36.930 --> 00:03:42.479 I am still relentless, chasing your snowflakes with my tongue, finding solace in 46 00:03:42.520 --> 00:03:46.639 the brief sting of your coldness before you melt away. You said the last 47 00:03:46.719 --> 00:03:51.199 word and I was not there to bury it. You knew in the first 48 00:03:51.240 --> 00:03:54.909 chapter the last word would leave me nothing but ghost of you, memories like 49 00:03:55.069 --> 00:04:00.789 shadows that I must wrestle with to find the sun again. I Bury You, 50 00:04:00.710 --> 00:04:05.030 I bury you, I bury you in a place so thick with snow 51 00:04:05.349 --> 00:04:11.020 that you will never melt again. With my simple eulogy, you got what 52 00:04:11.180 --> 00:04:16.620 you wanted. Now get out, all right, s next. Thank you 53 00:04:16.740 --> 00:04:21.060 so much for listening and please, please go to my website, www dot 54 00:04:21.220 --> 00:04:26.649 Naiye podcastcom, where you can get a load in heart and, while you're 55 00:04:26.689 --> 00:04:29.769 there, sign it for my email list so I can keep you updated about 56 00:04:29.769 --> 00:04:33.449 all things snacks eyes. Until next time, go be fabulous.