Monthly Archives: October 2012

Oh, Oppressive (for Augusto Boal)

You hit me / like Boal / hit women. My love. Imagine my surprise.

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Some Growth

Midnight. The minute hand clicks to the right, underscores the hour. Outside second story tenement, a car passes through puddles, beams of light passing over bedroom walls, ceiling. The tick tock of the clock. The scratching of the mice. 3 am. … Continue reading

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Yeah, Well…

…my best writing is usually sarcastic. This also comes easier. Like, this…   Or, this. Mostly the summary in that one. Which is probably best.  

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Originally posted on hovercraftdoggy:
Speed boat flying over the water / album cover by Micha Vanony

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Contemplation

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The Master Stroke Against the Memoir

Who do I admire? Who inspires, teaches me – who blows my perceptions apart and offers  me new ones? Not confessional writers. I don’t find memoirs, or poetry that’s purely about the poet, all that interesting. A Winged Dream was … Continue reading

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A History of the Electrochemical Society, 1902-1976

Was not my name Ishmael? No. Martin Burns. One of them – not the farmer turned wrestler, nor the cataloguer of the hard stuff. I mean, that guy? That one? He could study the reactions of inorganic salts in solution … Continue reading

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Sandbox Cassandra

My lover hiccuped as we wrestled across the room, repeatedly, until I was forced to ask them “Was it the bacon, or the salami, that set you off so? They told me neither, that it was something one of the … Continue reading

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Taxonomy of Nobodies

The old transistor radio in the corner buzzed, hummed, crackled with static. The orders came in, children reciting numbers. “Defriend them all – no quarter” The easiest were the fake ones, barely protesting unlikes and blocks. Some old friends from … Continue reading

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Now and Again

The helicopter had circled the soccer field repeatedly. It was military, we were pretty sure – That puke green color that stands out so well against blue suburban skies. An airman poked his head out of the side door (I … Continue reading

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