February 22, 2011

That's One Way to Go

Some experts call for daily applications.
Some call for no more than 14 days.

Twenty-eight can be a magic number.
Showering can be important.

Dental hygiene is far easier to spell when you have auto-complete standing behind you.

Is math your friend?
By math, I mean equations and software and robots.
Don't be afraid.

This is an early scene and no doubt we'll encounter some mechanical chompers soon.

They are telling me that I meant "choppers," but I didn't.
They are telling me "chompers" isn't a word.
They're trying to trick me wrapped in helping me and that's how they do.
Isn't it cute?

Things have been mediated your whole life.
Don't be afraid.

And only islands are islands. Don't be afraid.

One night you dream that language isolates are gorgeous.
Another night you dream about interstates and tubes.

You get to do that day after day as long as you keep eating.
That's what it means to be part of all this.

Location:Takoma Park,United States

February 16, 2011

Still Reading Tomorrow at Big Bear (Well Actually, Later Today), But Right Now I'm Writing

Should've followed through on that threat to mix single malt and Ben & Jerry's.

You don't stop.

There, as another threat to just close my eyes.

I play by the seat of my pants.
I believe in luck and blind luck and people that jump out of planes.

He believes the DH is ruining the game and something about long kisses.

I've heard of this thing you call history.
I've heard of gossip.
I've heard or uprisings and revolutions and this thing called Twitter.

I've heard of Egypt and Tunisia and also Baton Rouge and Key Largo and Plachman's Parrish and Fresno and Sin City.
Look at them all line up like that.
I could keep on.

Roll them up, knock them down, spell them right or wrong, say horrible things about them, roll them around on your tongue, dream about them, buy tickets to get to them, rent cars in them and rooms and pay taxes on sundry purchases.

Bodies crawl across them by the thousands;
Heads peek around thresholds;
Weights press down.
People look up at a sudden noise.

Don't stop when you feel it in your ears and across your eyelids.
Don't stop when you Nashville or Philly-Sunday-morning.
Don't stop when they say you've had enough, because you
You, sir or ma'am, are the only one who really knows.

Now get back in there, they are waiting for your entertainments.
Can't you hear their teeth?

Location:Mt Vernon, Baltimore

February 15, 2011

I'll be Reading at the "Chery's Gone" Series, Thursday (2/15)

Cheryl's Gone Reading Series
Thursday, February 18
8 PM @ Big Bear Cafe (1st & R NW, DC)

David Berrigan
Jamie Gaughran-Perez
Arielle Bernstein
Greg Reinfeld (Music)

More info over at the reading series site.

Honestly... I haven't a clue what I'm reading yet, but I have some good things brewing.