Portrait with a little pain

The constant buzzer of pain
that ugly fleeting empire
sending out its cavalry

to agitate my nerve tissue, to sabotage
every sound, every smell, every taste
and make me want to be replaced

but fail.

Poetry

Definition of an Affluent society: a society in which everyone can understand what they do in their discretionary time as their identity, and is comfortable enough to like this identity.

Activism

The tiny sheepdog was very experienced, but the flock panicked and he died in the wool.

Poetry

Hate is the fear that your story won’t prevail.

Philosophy

Ezra Pound is the Kanye West of poetry.

The good life
Woodworking

My husband is obsessed with woodworking, now he doesn’t have time for me. I think he’s filing for divorce.

Laughs

A good challenge of our life
is to get into the right groove
right away
if we meet someone new

And to scratch the record
good
if we’re in the wrong groove
with the people of the past

The good life
Arbiter

Artists critical of society nowadays have the strange habit of begging institutions of same society be the ultimate arbiter of their work.

Instead of their real audience, that has yet to be born.

Philosophy
The Making of a Misanthrope

They don’t believe me, and they split

One they goes on and on repeating it

The other they says, spitefully, cope!

I despise them, and become a misanthrope

 

Poetry