A GARDEN
In my mind I have created a garden populated with insects who don't bite and birds who don't shit on my paper when I write there is a lily pond, with frogs who know Bach However, they keep quiet. This is my refuge where nothing pierces through the surface every ripple is merely the smile ...
Person of color
A person of color walks into a bar he gets seated on a prominent stool and whispers "triple scotch please" the bartender, who since the unfortunate event two weeks ago, is a person of color too, says right away sir and pours his drink and Nina sings Nina Simone was a person of color, too. ...
EIFFEL TOWER
In Vegas and Macau they have fake Eiffel towers. Smaller of course than the original in Paris. They are there to invoke Paris. The Eiffel tower is 324 meters high I learned that number in school. One day someone will build a taller one in Shanghai or Dubai or Doha or such place Years will amplify ...
You and Me
Would you come over and steal everything? that would be great. There are enough words but there must be light I cannot usurp alone all the words who write. Come stealthily, come at night I'll leave some papers on my desk take all you need and run with it Use them up! You are not ...
Build a man a fire, and he'll be warm for a day. Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life — Terry Pratchett
Coffee
After the boil you wait. Then you pour. Then you wait again. Three minutes. And then you press down. Slowly. Each morning, I serve myself a cup of coffee. I smile for my master who is so free, almost like me We both saw a full moon last night and she turned us into a ...
Reading: Distances by Philippe Jaccottet
Today's poem is by Swiss poet Philippe Jaccottet, born in 1925 and a prominent figure in the post-war era. The French original can be found here. Without further ado, as usual (ado can be googled and regurgitated), I do my reading. Swifts turn in the height of the air; higher still turn the invisible stars. When ...