30 November 2006

what my 8-Ball sez during unusually warm weather

"Consolation comes from unexpected sources."

*a stranger with down syndrome came up close to me in the theatre lobby earlier tonight & we talked a bit, faces very near. "your hair is messy," he whispered and smiled. hugged me, laying his head on my shoulder. i hugged back.

12 November 2006

what my 8-Ball sez

"forecasts indicate that your aversion to all religion
may soon be used against you"

as planned

less politic, more po-em

02 November 2006

day (night) of the dead...

thanks to everyone who came to the Poetry Project to hear me read a few nights ago. had a great time...

23 October 2006

almost bday crabapple

fence made from the tree of knowledge

intrinsic barrier

11 September 2006

pre-plutonian consideration

Then all shadows disappear, the foreshortening of perspective disappears, and all proofs become white-- a disagreeable fact: for this strange region would have been marvelous if reproduced with photographic exactness. It is but a group of hollows, craters, circles, a network of crests; then, as far as the eye could see, a whole volcanic network cast upon this encrusted soil. One can then understand that the bubbles of this central eruption have kept their first form. Crystallized by cooling, they have stereotyped that aspect which the moon formerly presented when under the Plutonian forces.

- Verne's Round the Moon

Then this ebony bird beguiling my sad fancy into smiling,
By the grave and stern decorum of the countenance it wore,
"Though thy crest be shorn and shaven thou," I said, "art sure no craven,
Ghastly, grim, and ancient raven, wandering from the nightly shore.
Tell me what the lordly name is on the Night's Plutonian shore."
Quoth the raven, "Nevermore."

- Poe's The Raven

(brim gestre, heath)

29 August 2006

get out of here


proscription for "avant-garde"


"traditional avant-garde"



26 August 2006

post card

project with heather radawski's [under]painting (untitled). text from sky journal - from sea

another true story (software installation circa 1999)

Welcome to The Universe setup program.
This program will install The Universe onto your computer.
It is strongly recommended that you exit all windows programs you have running.
Click next to continue with the setup program.

Are you sure you want to exit The Universe?

22 August 2006

true story

if a tree falls in the forest

what did the coprolaliac say to the paranoid schizophrenic?

24 July 2006

something from a couple years ago

       word I('m forgetting

       forget information
       regarding definition
       like ambiguity
       regarding gratification
       disregard semiosis
       like "come back
       from the light
       /dark canal"
       need context
       like : here
       che guevera
       never remember
       how it's said
       how it's done
       like that zapping and solving

**If you're really that upset about what's going on, which I doubt, go blow something up. Organize a group of people to block a freeway during rush hour. Go hand out information leaflets on your lunch hour to people on the streets, do something that has some impact beyond your own quiet little upper middle class white college educated coterie faux radicals whose self-inflicted impotence has doomed them to continually spewing a bunch of crap like "Poets against the war," to cite a perfect example of preaching to the choir someone else has already brought up, which only serves to give the talk radio and FoxNEWS talking heads more examples of ineffective dumb liberal nonsense to point at and ridicule. ~ Jason Quackenbush on the Buffalo Poetics Listserv 7/23/06

15 July 2006

current holographic insistences

The final problem of intellection is this: you cannot rape yourself mentally, for thought creates its own shadow, blocks its own light, inhibits direct vision. The act of intuition or self-illumination can come only through a partner-object like a host in parasitology. - L Durrell, Nunquam

It is the theory that decides what can be observed. - A Einstein

04 July 2006

User's Manual for Nouveau Jersey

Assume entitlement;
we get what we act like we deserve

Money buys good taste;
judge its aesthetic by how much it retails for

Be a willing victim of fashion;
wear your heels to the matinee

Be sensible;
buy everything on sale

Exhibit sensibility;
buy everything on sale and mention it

Give nothing for nothing;
generosity is a compromise of values

Eat as many samples as you can at Whole Foods;
saving a buck is a virtue

Narcissism is survival;
desperately make everything about you

Be sure they notice your car;
use your horn

Be gauche;
it’ll startle people into giving you what you want

Smiling is a sign of weakness;
look annoyed with your eyebrows raised in all public places

Everyone takes advantage of you;
suspect each so-called friend.

13. [edit out?]
Don’t look strangers in the eye;
they might oblige your fantasy and rape or murder you

31 May 2006

2 proposals

penultimate postmodernism

loathing my self-consciousness


ultimate postmodernism

disgust with the loathing of my self-consciousness

27 April 2006

03 April 2006

crab samples

i've not been writing creatively much for quite awhile except for these small crabapples i call one-thot pommes.


sharpening gaze


never looking up the pronunciation

chinese finger trap

playing the victim

nouveau riche

do they even know what this means

perpetuation of perpetration

accuse the accuser

tar baby

self-inflicted negotiative disaster

swiss cheese

high risk bi-polar


occupy them increments

lingerie poems

“inaccessible” “obscure”

gut hole

memory solace

02 April 2006


people have inquired
& thus

unsure how to go about this but steps...