October 20, 2020

The Slow Start

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October 14, 2020

October Sketch

“Skriffle len yayver soh
Aghend en en eefe everso”

When they ask me if the ask me

Or a ball balanced on a point

What they’re saying, what they mean, what they fear

Some lights are worth walking in

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October 7, 2020

Everything Is All

Sometimes I feel

They can never tell when

They’re all messed

He said by the

On such a winter’s


Waiters wonder while waiting

What bus, what lane, what line

It’s all letters after a while

Dear better, dear best


As if there was a roundabout

And the clock striking twelve

All the shoes lined up just so

As questions fill room after room

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October 6, 2020


Step forward and or over

Catalyst vs cataclysmic

Dotted or dashed, what’s your intention?

Perhaps a bouquet is best

The first contact between two cultures

The life you’ve lived, told by distant relatives

Someone had to get their start in this smoke business

Or lens

Or machine parts

It’s called society

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September 28, 2020

Weird Worm

All wheels roar

Tighter turned
Tougher fall

Leave it left
Just use, just us

Hands held heads
Say more

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September 18, 2020


Shattered seven
Plotted ends
Furlough for long
World Fair
Balance beam
Workable hinge
Deafening applause
Forgotten monkey
Mass-produced decor
Salt and pepper

Dig deeper
Antique roadster

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September 16, 2020

Foxes Screaming in Forests

It’s all facts

Bracelets, tshirts, sunshine

The way the earth rotates

Acres and hectares and square footage

That resolution is a function of reality

The way distance becomes speed becomes time

Because the way chemical equations work and so we work and so on

What is a line to a cube?

What is the sand to the sound?

What is what is what is making sense

You pick the curve, you pick the day

We’ll walk as the sun somethings

And spider populations collapse up the seaboard

We’ll turn it sideways just as everything shows itself and shines

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September 8, 2020

Day / Night

That point where you see letters sliding around, words pulled apart from meaning — this couldn’t be further.

Upside down faces and signals loose of their moorings, you could say.

Two strategic dots, a pragmatic sharpie, what color?

I usually can’t taste something after I’ve stood over the stove cooking it. I read everyone’s reaction. There are exceptions.

A string of ands like a stack of turtles and then the world.

A judicious something else and any comparison would just take.

A two-handed gesture. A two-handed, full-bodied gesture.

You know what you’re saying. You know what you mean.

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August 26, 2020

I’m In

What’s good vs. what’s good?

All the checkmarks in all the columns

Everything that is right about an onion

Choosing a two-way arrow to connect the clearest concepts

Meanwhile, a grab bag of aphorisms posing as a viewpoint or a conversation or a country

Or a collection of screenshots standing in for an experience you’ll always remember

Mostly, admittedly, candidly, and curt

That’s the thing about an echo

Or a period

Or an internal investigation into a matter of finances

It’s the number 1 more often than you’d think

It’s the presence of just the right number of coincidences

You can build it up from the classics or break it down from the sky

There are stars and there are seeds but we step back and they are just one thing

The stretches of space are the loneliest

Fare thee well, friends

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August 19, 2020

All the Things That Lean

You look around and you don’t have it quite right

You don’t think

A glass of wine but a pint of beer

Just the right framing with great lighting

But marks and means and more

Mooring I mean

And you say circles. See circles?

Cantilever comes to mind

And better times with any number of better things

I can tell you about the Money Money Bar in Chiang Mai and the plate of chicken that melted Margaret’s face off

Or a crab shack on the water with all of our friends

Or sitting in the backyard with folks rain or shine or both in one day

But the forest probably smells the best it has in 50 years — maybe more

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August 18, 2020

No No Rave Gave Up

The unburnt the unbecoming

Once where fuel began

Or look up how limestone happened and think of just how much that was out there happening

Listen, every argument has its kinks

Every country its kids

Every coat its closures

Every base putting it all together the best it can because it believes

How do you believe at this point?

One foot in front of the other?

The right-sized bowl for every goldfish?

We don’t have to get it all to get somewhere

Let’s go

I’d end with “let’s go” every time if I could get away with it

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Sketch for Portrait of Shadows in the Golden Hour

Innumerable things are not my cup of tea,

There are, there are

Staging left and right as boulevards shudder

I will not, as I’m looking

That I am, that I will, as I’m looking

Clouds over head, cups of coffee, still, as I am

The days of the week, they conspire

But it all started with a break in the middle, they tell me

Satchels full of assumption about you, about me

Are they even scales if they are lopsided?

This world you live in and everyone it was made for

Twisted like that, like these days you make it through

You’re told to think of a number, but you head is filled with swimming tests

I’m told to take a minute, and everything is suddenly golden

We are assaulted by counterfeits, you and I

We are doing our best

What do all their metaphors about Rome even matter

Streets are sinking all around us and they want to talk perspective

Keep a go-bag at hand, we’ll leave after sundown someday

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