Green dock lights and hokery
Kids asked what theirs was and
What was the find?
A whole generation
:::::: Praise for the author: "And it's stupid that you aren't making money from them if you give them to anyone because the only thieves would be them." - PT
ML: shall we north, sister, once more; to clip wings
from upstate mountain-, lake- and river beds;
and return with a feather in our caps
as jaunty as our springing step could keep?
CL: northward, ay we go
let’s make like the Mohicans
clip wings, also scalps
get a hookah? hmm
(not really, of course)
(drawn from a conversation with wieberstein)
I move swiftly, as if but a shade
And to all among the house: my presence known,
But ne’er my presence made.
You bard! You spewer of sweet verse and rhyme
How do you move so swift across the floor,
And—making footfall flight in double time—
Abscond, alight, thro’ our apartment door?
Have not we happy few discussed enough
This time of snows and white-slicked mountain slopes?
Now must we act and duly cast away
This ragged cloak of idle plans and schemes
And make for rolling hills lest frigid days
Roll on without us once alighting lift
Or trail or winding sun-kissed weekend road.
So come and gather, fast and free, to ski
Or board or simply in a lodge house sit
And sip the warming broth of winter dreams.
like cheese and meat
between two slices—
bread of life and crusty death.
One only hopes
they’ve not left off the mustard.
*These do not get written unless there is at least some basis in historical fact. Both John of Ephesus and Procopius write that from an early age, Theodora followed her sister Komito’s example and worked in a Constantinople brothel serving low-status customers and performing on stage.
**There were no Vikings in France in the 6th century. Furthermore: for one to have even found his way to Constantinople on the use of a single leg would have be equally unlikely.