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poetry snippets writing

Cats, etc.

Having a cat is like having a plant. You have to give it food, water and some love and make sure it has access to a window. Handle delicately.

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Bukowski as the gateway poet.

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New Ginsberg book. Post-mortem. $29.95!! The trick is they use courier or some other slab serif to evoke strike-on font.

Book features Ginsberg outside U.S. — journals he penned in England, Poland, Soviet Union, Cuba, Czechoslovakia.

Black-and-whites of him in fur-collar jacket in Red Square, Moscow; performing at Royal Albert Hall in London; pictured in Prague.

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snippets writing

Disturbances

I like when I deliberately make a weird noise, and my cat in turn studies me quizzically.

Before too long she goes back into repose, and then I go and make another strange sound.

By the third or fourth time, my cat’s patience has worn thin, and her curiosity gets the better of her. She decides to leap onto the couch to investigate.

But there is nothing there to discover. In fact, neither of us can glean anything further about these unusual disturbances.

So it just goes to show that I am not the smarter of the two species.

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nonfiction poetry prose writing

Lofty living with my cat

Flatiron Building

When my cat is on my bed there is nothing left for her to attain. In her feline world, it is the pinnacle of places in which to rest and roam.

My bed is like New York City, where there is nowhere left to go. Meaning, anywhere else is a step down. So you just park yourself and enjoy the view — in this case, a skyline of book piles — some of them hefty tomes resting vertically like architectural showpieces.

My book on contemporary collage art can be the Flatiron Building, while certain stacks of literary paperbacks — built with the biggest on the bottom to the smallest on the top — evoke skyscrapers of note: Central Park Tower.; the Woolworth Building; 30 Rockefeller Plaza.

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poems poetry writing

mona lisa smile

i read a few poems, then check facebook.
no one has liked my photo yet.
my cat is cleaning herself again,
looking perfectly content —
despite the repetition of her existence.
She wears a mona lisa smile 24/7.