Black coffee in espresso cup resting on saucer atop secondhand book purchased for 25¢. In bed I continue reading Allen Ginsberg’s Planet News. Morning outside: the sun struggles against the clouds. Reminded of Whitman while reading. Reminded of proclamations, with Ginsberg’s text stretching from end to end on page after page. Reminded of Ferlinghetti, withContinue reading “Black coffee and saucer”
I love the word “strata.” Powerful considering its compactness and all it implies. I dislike “tethered” because it is contrived. Who do you know who can say it without reprisal? An age cutoff should apply for the slang “any-who.” Adults who use it should be embarrassed. It is cute only if you are 9.
I hear a phone that is not answered. I listen for some time. The ringtone trails off and seems to leave an echo in my brain. Where is the owner of the phone. Is he/she still alive. Has something gone wrong or are they merely indisposed. This might be an important call… it’s your bossContinue reading “A ringing phone”
Almost anyone with hiccups will sound cute. Just like almost anyone with a cold — when they speak, that is. I like the way people’s voices sound when they just wake up. Sort of scratchy yet soothing. Maybe people sound better or come across as more winsome when their defenses are down.
I like drowsing as a word: Although I did not eat turkey, I spent today drowsing on the couch because it was cold and raining out and everything was shuttered. Speaking of which, I think drudgerous would be a useful word to add to the English language: (Scooping my cat’s litter can be drudgerous.) **Continue reading “Etc. etc.”
Holding my breath until the weekend. Some weeks feel like ascending Everest—with its peak being my two days off, of course. Everest even contains the word “rest,” as well as “ever,” which to me means perpetual leisure and not death. Imagine having leisure forever. This would not be like something enjoyed by a vampire, forContinue reading “Ever-rest”
I was at my favorite neighborhood park when suddenly a throng of zombies began advancing toward me, staring at their cellphones. This was not your average distracted crowd. These were participants in a park-wide Pokemon Go event. Pokemon Go is a GPS-enabled augmented reality game you play with your mobile device. Sometimes I pass judgementContinue reading “Cellphone zombies attack”
I’ve pinned a button onto my jacket that denotes me as soluble. Pure and simple. It’s a blue button with white text. I’ve a high potential for condensation. I feel I could dissolve like salt in warm water. In an argument, I can disintegrate into clumps like acrylic in an acetone bath. Don’t ever wetContinue reading “On personal solubility”
He sat amid a sea of empty cafe tables and chairs — a lone island in perhaps the Pacific. The shirt he wore bore illustrations of small sharks — a throng of them speckling the deep. He himself wore a mohawk. He had just demolished a slice of pizza: The flattened box sat lifeless onContinue reading “Shark Shirt”