Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Presenting Eunice Kingsley
Eunice Kingsley is a performance artist
and a musician, as well as a lover of
human beings,art, poetry, and cats.
Eunice has been a fixture of the Tuesday
Night Poets since 1993 when she came to
California from Long Island with her
husband, Neal. Eunice is a former librarian.
Her monologues explore the range of love,
animals, her marriage, and family.
You can find Eunice at the Artist's
Union Gallery on most Tuesday Nights
partaking one of Doris' homemade cookies
and reading her work. Eunice currently
lives in the Venturan Townhouse. She is
very happy. Here is a few of Eunice's monologues:
What I know
She sat talking with her mother
Mia said, "What I know is Dad needs to show
more love for me and Jake. All he does is
pretend to listen when we talk to him."
Mother bite her lip, "I will talk to Dad.
He's shy and over-worked at his job
But you are right."
When he came home she rubbed his neck
and held his hand and said, "Your boy
and girl love you and hope you listen
more than they tell you things."
Dad blushed and looked at her and said:
"Did they ask you to tell me that?"
"Yes" She said, "But I agree with them.
If you could manage 20% more interest
He put his arm around his wife and said:
"I know I need to do that. Tell them."
The children came in and Dad
got up and gave a hug to each
which thrilled and surprised them.
Stormy and Calm
As a small girl she watched the sky
change from calm and blue to gray
and rainy: in a stormy mood.
On the porch in town she asked her
brother "What made the storm?"
He replied "The weather isn't
just calm." She ran to ask her
sister "Is God angry when we
have a storm?" Her sister patted
her back and said "Nature and
people need water too." The
father said to his wife "Leah
asked a good question, didn't
she?" The rain poured down,
then the sun came while it
rained, which cheered Leah.
She smiled up at the sun.