I bought a ticket to see The Promise Ring on September 2nd 2012. Exactly ten years ago I had tickets to see The Promise Ring at the Glass House in Pomona. I didn't make that show, being sixteen and disobeying my parents kept me. The Promise Ring broke up a couple months later, I'd figured I'd never see them. Ten years. They came back. Amy Hempel wrote, "focus more on writing well, and less on becoming published." The Promise Ring wrote a song in five lines. Five sharp sharp lines. I've been waiting ten years to yell them. I can't wait.
The Promise Ring
Red and Blue Jeans
Nothing feels good,
and blue jeans.
And your white and night things.