Friday, February 27, 2009


so: kindle.
paper books are, finally,
going to be like vinyl
is to
digital music files

tasty old things
held in the hand
loved in the library

perhaps more precious now,
must-gathering creatures
closer to stone and baked clay
in surviving sun, soak, and seasons

needing only eyes and mind,
taught mind
to quicken them

kept and cared for
never ever quite forgotten

and always

for us.

grew up in the eighties, and so did my brain, evidently

Odd that Belinda Carlisle on an endlessly repeating loop of one song (guess which!) seems to be what best helps me churn through the work I have to do.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009


somewhere between it being so, (indicative)
and saying something to make it so, (imperative)
is entertaining the notion that it could be so. (subjunctive)

Reflects the tripartite experience of the world as it is, the actions we use to change it, and the thoughts that dream the possible worlds.

Or: the outside world, interfaced through our actions, to our minds.

In a world of received perception and directed action, the subjunctive, being as murky as the mind, is the easiest to miss.