Aug 252014
 

Joos Van Cleve (Beke)

“In the desert there is no sign that says, Thou shalt not eat stones.”

—Sufi proverb, according to Margaret Atwood

Lacking the confidence to go braless in a see-through dress, I will not be attending the awards ceremony.

Afraid that my attempts to be clever will cost me followers, I will not be live tweeting what I watch on TV.

Bored by almost everything that is broadcast, and distracted by chores and tasks that I have left undone during the day, I will not be watching TV anyway.

What if someone is a liar, someone who loves you? What are you going to do about it? (Honesty being overrated and hard to define or measure.)

Two boys build a raft, and two girls lie on the riverbank and whisper to each other about the boys.
Smoldering inside the girls are little baby-making bombs, already hissing, already lit.

white breast, fluttering heart, feather, pigeon, hunter, gun

the current rather strong
the boys already gone

 
 

Mar 192012
 

 

“This is why men are so sad, why they feel so cut off, why they think of themselves as orphans cast adrift, footloose and stringless in the deep void. What void? she asks. What are you talking about? The void of the universe, he says, and she says, Oh, and looks out the window and tries to get a handle on it, but it’s no use, there’s too much going on, too many rustlings in the leaves, too many voices, so she says, Would you like a cheese sandwich, a piece of cake, a cup of tea? And he grinds his teeth because she doesn’t understand. . .”

margaret atwood, “the female body”

 

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