Thursday, April 24, 2014



Every closeness that has flown back
from you into darkness, diminishing

Intimate or not intimate

The evergreens belonging to your window
To your former window

That girl

Little boy on the subway in Shibuya
who looked at you and pointed
at the caterpillar-sized trains crawling across his shoes

Brown dog who knew your voice
and when you stood nearby

Over and over,
here is what you love and will never see again

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Volunteer Flower

Volunteer Flower

Flower I am trying to determine
if you are remnant or potential

What made you volunteer
for the immediacy
of life up here

There are nearly infinite
versions of you
yet-unprompted by soil or weather or family line
or some gardener’s willy-nilly work

Your life here flower
is the one night’s dream of the darkest insides
of earth

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Even an Arrowhead Will Soften

Even an Arrowhead Will Soften 

The pocket will be changed
by what it holds

And the object in the pocket
     The ticket stub
     The fist-crumpled tissue
     The keycard
lets the pocket nibble at its edges

You want the memory
to stop fraying

For this you will earn a callus

Monday, April 21, 2014

A Cleaner Bone

A Cleaner Bone

Each day walking home
I saw a bone
maybe from the body of a chicken
and someone had eaten the body away from it

Each day it became a cleaner bone
the memory of the bird had been altogether halted

The generic object we plant in the dog’s jaws
is a bone
This scene is cute

because we can forget that the body reduces to twigs

The dog has dug it up
to bury it again

Friday, April 18, 2014

Watchable Delights

A few delightful and weird little videos for you today.


Street Typography from Tom Williams on Vimeo, found via Creative Review


"Look Over the Watchmakers' Shoulders," found via The Kid Should See This


"Word Avoidance: Words We Love to Hate," by Joe Manning (From Pecha Kucha Louisville)