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I thought of Bukowski again today.

We are Born like this Into this Into these carefully mad wars Into the sight of broken factory windows of emptiness Into bars where people no longer speak to each other Into fist fights that end as shootings and knifings … Continue reading

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You You Yours: Owed to a junkie

You do not see, and if You are lucky, You make it impossible for others to see as well. I see. You have beauty, heart You have hands that tell the tale, maybe You are more than the junk and … Continue reading

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King Lear: We haiku you.

Irrational Lear Lost everything he owned Once hidden, now known. I give you King Lear: Madness, betrayal, bad weather. Everybody dies. The eye does not see when the storm reduces man madness his nature Lear – angry, crazy: A dragon … Continue reading

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…and what’s that spell?

A starburst. A cataclysmic event. A nebulous constellation of color. Memorable. Made of a multidunious melange. Meandering through the madness. Abstract. A place in the sun. A view of the world. Necessary. Noteworthy. Never easy, not often simple. Distant but … Continue reading

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You gotta have a J-O-B if you wanna be with me [The Repatriate Papers, Vol.4]

“Help yourself to my advice. I’m sure not using it.” The job market totally sucks now. This is not a news flash, I am aware, but still: Dayum. The odd thing right now is that I am fighting the most … Continue reading

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When a Martian writes home…

In a slew of personal and pedagogical incarnations I have given serious thought to the notion of what a complete stranger to our human culture would take away from it. [It happens to be a great way to teach metaphors … Continue reading

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Thank you 欧阳江河 (Ouyang Jianghe)

Poetry. Again. No escape. I guess I will just admit it. I like it. Dammit. Last week one of my students came in with a proposal for a literature project on the Chinese poet Ouyang Jianghe. What the fuck? Chinese … Continue reading

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On Communication (again.)

A World Where News Travelled Slowly It could take from Monday to Thursday and three horses. The ink was unstable, the characters cramped, the paper tore where it creased. Stained with the leather and sweat of its journey, the envelope … Continue reading

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What if there is nothing more to say?

I ran into this guy who lives on the other side of my village yesterday. We are acquaintances through a couple of other people I know here, but not much beyond that. I don’t usually interact with him much. Truth … Continue reading

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Something to consider.

and the world’s got me dizzy again you’d think after [so many] years I’d be used to the spin and it only feels worse when I stay in one place so I’m always pacing around or walking away I keep … Continue reading

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