drink her.

she was the third beer. i. not the first one, which the throat receives with almost tearful gratitude; ii. nor … More

too far west

|| new categories: the sympathy of things how to think by jumping too far east is west never wait for … More

deserving.

it sounded old— “deserve.” (old-and-tired-and-beaten-to-death). deserve. —now: it seemed to him that  he-was-always-saying-or-thinking   that  he-didn’t-deserve-some-bad-luck-or-some-bad-treatment   from others. (he’d told Guitar that … More

men into blocks

if you take a flat map and move wooden blocks upon it strategically, the thing looks well, the blocks behave … More

faded.

inner beauty can fade, too

conjure images

before they had kids, if asked to conjure images of parenthood they would have said things like “reading in bed,” … More

the shape of distance

between any two beings there is a unique, uncrossable distance, an impenetrable sanctuary. sometimes it takes the shape of aloneness. … More

blue elephants

when you’re a kid, you color with reckless abandon.  // you color outside the lines. // you color however you … More

i picture you

i picture you leaving your coat on the hood. wallet and keys. the crisp envelope.  we all know what it’s … More

let us all unite

i’m sorry, but i don’t want to be an emperor. that’s not my business. i don’t want to rule or … More

slow pressing

[[song lyrics to no song]] slow, slow pressing on the mouth kiss me on the legs pour into me hold me, … More

roses

everyone now and again wonders about those questions that have no ready answers: first cause, god’s existence, what happens when … More

said and done

there was so much to be said and nothing to be done but nothing was said and too much was … More

to achieve great things

to achieve great things, two things are needed: °¹ a plan °² and not quite enough time × leonard bernstein ×

the only limit to the height of your achievements is the reach of your dreams & your willingness to work … More

none of it

people will love you. people will hate you. and none of it [ .will have anything to do with you. … More