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June 3, 2014 · 3:20 pm

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May 25, 2014 · 11:52 pm

Po Pgo Est Hewe a Sel

Allaro undth emulber ryb ush
Them onke y cha sed thewe a sel.
Them onke y tho ught’t wa sall inf un.
Po pgo est hewe a sel.

Apen nyfo raspo olof thre ad,
Apen nyfo rane edle.
Tha t’sthe wa yt hemo neygo es.
Po pgo est hewe a sel.

Upa nd do wnthe cit yroad,
Ina ndou tof thee agle,
Tha t’sthe wa yth emo neygo es.
Po pgo est hewe a sel.

Hal fap oundo ftup pen neyri ce,
Hal fap oundo ftre acle,
Mi xit upan d ma keit ni ce,
Po pgo est hewe a sel.

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L’Har’dro, l’Sssiks, lu’l’Anulo


Usstan inbal luthk rahi
d’har’dro a usstan
‘zil natha yugho belbol
t’yin cal’tuu tonaik
har’dro ‘zil natha umbren.
Fol klezn ph’naut natha olis’inth
nindel Usstan xun.


L’fa’la zatoast junissg uns’aa–l’sssiks,
l’medosek riser (L’sssiks
uriu mzild klezn ulu xun taga uns’aa
Usstan sieva)
Il morfethe ilta ehmtu ssussun.
(Xsa, Primadonna)
Ka Usstan gumash, Usstan orn’la morfeth
ussta ehmtu ssussun.


Ussta waess unl’r lu’l’anulo gos doeb.
Ol unl’r ditronw a l’junction vel’klar
Usstan orn’la tlu anulo.
Nindel’s shu, Usstan xun ol,
Lu’ol zhah naut natha olis’inth.

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Once Again I Was Wrong About Monsters

MV5BMjM3Mzk2MDU3N15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMzg1NTI4MDE@._V1_SX214_Well, once again I was wrong about monsters. I had at one time thought that, of course, vampires and werewolves naturally topple into that most vile and hideous category of creatures–the hipster.

My mistake.

This is what I once wrote: 

“Frankenstein’s monster is the only notable monster. Vampires are lazy blood-suckers. Werewolves, aside from being coprophagous, are nudists who have no idea where their clothes went. In contrast, the—monster loves flowers—Frankenstein attempts to make the best of monster life but to no avail. He is hunted down and hated—why? Perhaps it is his inability to successfully transform himself into a hipster.”


I had thought that at least Shelly’s monster was immune. Boy, was I wrong‽

The Young Frankenstein’s monster had been cool, not hip, in my opinion.

Mary Shelley’s Monster once said:

“There was none among the myriads of men that existed who would pity or assist me; and should I feel kindness towards my enemies? No: from that moment I declared everlasting war against the species, and, more than all, against him who had formed me and. sent me forth to this insupportable misery.”

I once reckoned that there was nothing less hip than being genuine and that nothing could change that. No?

Enter the new sexy monster.

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The best held love is love
held best through Summer’s rain.
Yet, my love, I wish for you to consider this
falling night
drizzle that does so drop decidedly
leaving wet places.

As with love’s lingering, here comes Summer’s mirth.
Rain arrives then leaves as Summer’s shyest guest
while my lethean boots transfer rain’s love
from Earth’s soil to spotless floors–

where wet dirt’s imperfect grasp falters. No matter
the grip, mud should indeed caress itself to boots
yet this does not stick. It stays only for an instance–
a magnificent flash–as boots spread muck around.
See all the smudges from my wanderings?

Lo, from on high love’s power shouts loud
with electrical bolts of thunder
ordering clouds to politely tip their heavenly
buckets spilling water of life upon Earth’s brow past
the laughter of immortal gods. Faithfully,
this is the feast that feeds all fowl, all mammal, and all snail.

So perchance, if all’s true about love, the sky,
and the Earth–as providence–then my boot prints
should surely be counted twice or even thrice
in some divine mathematics.

Behold my Earth laden boots, my love
–the souls of them–
for tonight’s rain, this shy fleeting suitor, has left
my boots with messages dear for the renewal
of the fragilest
of bonds among all Earthly things.
Thank heaven for these boots
and think not untowardly of love.

But if truth be known, I am as a man so stuck
to the purest of ideals–these things of love–
that at times I forget to bathe my feet.
Smell if you must but no, my dearest one;
my boots must stay on in your fresh house
like keeping on love’s lights.

So as the sky kisses the earth, kiss me now.
For on this floor lies the result, the oeuvre,
the sum, the lifework of all of the heavens–not
solely the travels of a mere man’s muddy boots.

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The Earth, the Sun, and the Sky


The Earth
I have thrown fists
of earth at myself
as a wondrous gift
then swallowed gritty
earth as a consequence.
Some things are unintended that I do.

The Sun

The bastard beats me–the sun,
the early riser (The sun
has more things to do than me
I suppose)
She makes her own light.
(Damn, Primadonna)
If I could, I would make my own light.

And the Sky

My skin ends and the sky begins. It ends
right at the junction where I would be sky.
That’s shit, I do it, and it’s unintended.

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What becomes of a man who has nothing
to complain about?

Does he cease to exist
–in his own bubble?

Or, does he just retire to a life of spinning
foolishly around
on a ball in space

which itself revolves around
an even more silly
full of hot-air star?


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Solitary Life, A Richard Thompson Documentary

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Gertrude Stein


Portrait of Gertrude Stein, color lithograph (cut out version) by Red Grooms.

“A rose is a rose is a rose.”
Gertrude Stein’s studio had many

paintings by Henri Manguin,
Pierre Bonnard, Pablo Picasso,

Paul Cézanne, Pierre-Auguste Renoir,
Honoré Daumier, Henri Matisse,

and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec.  Look,
not one Rockwell has been found there.

And, “Toasted Susie is my ice cream.”

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