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  2. no umbrella, no trench coat

    arena full
    crowd of light
    strikes and stabbings
    vulgar flashings
    in sinister bolts
    to fields of corn
    all around
    my dark
    center stage
    neighborhood
    storm reconnaissance
    the suddenly vacant
    street devoid
    of cat
    and rabbit
    then us
    the end
    abrupt
    unfinished finish
    to my dog’s
    nightly walk

    electrified
    but dry
    nonetheless

     

  3. awful impossibilities
    made possible
    even awfuller
    comparison
    such an efficient
    thief

    Tagged #poetry #jillc
     

  4. "I like the unreality of your mind, the whole thing is very splendid and voluptuous and absurd."
    — virginia woolf to vita sackville-west
     

  5. notes for some prose about our connection

    embedded
    invisible
    metaphor
    {hidden meaning}

    "careers"
    » » “success”
    ~~~~~~”celebrity”

    economic unfeasibility
    coupled with
    socio-psycho-neurological impossibility

    intimacy
    enrichment
    via connection
    and their relation
    inevitably to scale

    about not wanting to create
    records or documentation of art
    but rather art itself
    alive in the moment

    collaboration
    preserved
    when the artifact
    is destroyed

    understanding
    zen monk sand art
    for the first time
    eyes open wide

    blown past
    my lashes

    nothing with the potential
    to feed the individual ego

    nurture the humble
    collective lee
    the sea alive
    pooled beneath
    the storm
    of each
    element
    isolated and raging
    above

    awake we sit
    dipping in
    the pool of consciousness
    and pouring it over
    our own heads
    back into the never ending
    collective

    in sleeping we lay back
    awash in the collective pool
    it splashes up into our dreams
    seemingly unselected
    not chosen
    unbidden

    what is the difference between
    soaking
    bathing
    and floating

    why do we insist
    on thinking we are dry
    we are all wet
    at our best

    Tagged #jillc #notes
     

  6. suckers & their beasts

    if dragon be greed
    vampire then is privilege

    invisible to itself
    non-reflective

    it rests easy
    by day

    draws its life
    blood from others
    by dark of night

    in silent stealth
    it escapes caped in
    flight

    pale
    white
    and cowardly

    undead
    against
    the living

    Tagged #poetry #jillc
     

  7. don’t go
    chasing
    lavafalls
    water clouds
    evaporate up
    a rain
    turning red molten
    flesh black and lead-y
    again

    rocks and coals
    burn and cut
    our feet

    experience is
    costly
    information
    cheap

     
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  9. we bury things
    and they grow
    up big from the dark
    below

     

  10. by the grace we go

    a winning
    a losing
    a smudge in the glass
    streak

    a naked running
    a mean
    a lucky
    streak

    a hot
    a cold
    a bold
    streak

    a narrow layer
    a lightening bolt
    a band of shimmering
    streaks

    briefly
    across the universe
    then dies

     

  11. blessed
    we remained
    to each other
    fantasy

     

  12. the quiet inside
    the succulent
    leaf
    the reminder
    all our time
    uncertain
    takes liberty
    and leaves

     

  13. temptation died - I killed it - with an axe

     

  14. "White men in North America are the beneficiaries of the single greatest affirmative action program in the history of the world. It’s called the history of the world."
    — Michael Kimmel on entitlement, privilege, & gender
    from this lecture at Dartmouth. i unabashedly recommend it. 
     

  15. 2/7/09 - Thirteen O’Clock
    © 2009 Spider Robinson

    EXTREME EXPLICIT WARNING. Readings: “The Truth About David Gerrold,” by Spider Robinson, and “Thirteen O’Clock,” by David Gerrold. Music: Spike Jones & His City Snickers [not a typo]; Vladimir Vysotsky; Watermelon Slim; Corbin Keep. Download MP3.

    the story starts at exactly 22:04
    before that there is incredible music and a great intro
    but please listen to this story - here or download it on your phone
    what i wouldn’t give to write something like this
    and then to have someone read it like this 

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