Monday, May 11, 2009

retail therapy (2 for 1)

at the mall
banners advertise
monthly sales
in politically relevant
colors, such as red
top & yellow
bottoms ^ blue
backgrounds & white
but still
hard to read

it's like Superman in the shape &
form of a celebrity
gently in the wind
we don't need no
yellow no
red if
shoppers can save
the nation

- prayer.t

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

in keeping in... -nr

declaring in softened, terse words; in the lot of mistakes: hallways: where so many words may mistakenly pass, &folks within papered walls become the interior voices of crumbled dwellings, accepting blame. the use, of use / of fuse / of use / diffuse, like dif-
distance and sunlight

what makes a place
sound [as close as one can get to] // a person
voicing, Leave, leave, risking
loss, &having said

Sunday, May 3, 2009

April 8

And so, Alx the good heart broke through the film which separated himself from the audience. He acknowledged them, and made for the door. They were astounded.
So quiet, it sounded as though there was no one present to hear the silence: astounded. That only happens in the movies.

And in such bewildered astonishment, a confusion bereft of complication, Alx, too, wondered if the film was over, or if it was continuing: following his steps or, instead, the flickering reel.


Sunday, April 26, 2009

To-me in Time, for Georges Poulet

Do you imagine I am speaking while

You’re reading

I am recording the fact that I am speaking

And writing that I spoke


When you

Read, you will imagine I was speaking

I will be speaking today whensoever

You’re reading

I am speaking


big sur

I can believe to speak to another person, to confer, to confess, to do all things co-, all sights seen together, is to inch toward one another without intention and succumb to the feeling of awe in unison, pressed against an outward facing rail. In that togetherness, companionship is an abandonment of any structure that explains itself (introspection) in favor of any structure that develops unwittingly (rain), an acceptance of the inconclusive, an acceptance of common sounds as uncommon ones, their amplification occurring suddenly and momentously.


Friday, April 24, 2009

in response to a deleted line once within a message directed to me

is a man, logically

is a businessman, still

is not a business man, for his loyalties are, evidently, not to the business?


Saturday, April 18, 2009



dant id