Poem of Need
Yesterday I couldn’t wait for the bathroom at 6 am anymore. I knew what was still yet to happen: Pee turns to shower, which then turns to tap, tap sounds on the sink. Finally, the door opens to emit wraiths of steam. Couldn’t wait for all that. Put on tall clogs and took my pj’ed self out to the vacant lot next door. No one around. Is someone really sleeping on cardboard...
1st Day of December
Next door, rolling thunder sounds. Not thunder, movie. Wrapped under the comforter. Comforted, I guess. Thinking about punk rock. (I originally typed “Thanking:” Texas accent or word from the unconscious?) Thank you, punk rock. You saved me.
Link to a commie faggot band →
ANTI-KLAN (PART ONE) I see that you’re a policeman I know you’re...– The Dicks
A photograph from the 80’s has followed me through moves and life phases - always in a place of honor. Taken by Bill Daniel, it captures a true and amazing band: the Dicks. Singer Gary Floyd is wearing a serape and moving so fast his head is blurry. Bassist Buxf Parrot is dispassionately gazing at the neck of his instrument. And around them are young men and women in a frenzy of joy and...
Wuthering Heights? →
I have always loved the Brontes, Lewis Carroll, and the Partridge Family. I don’t think I ever will cease wanting to be nearer to them all. When I was a bookish teenager, I read a lot of biographies about the Brontes. And now that I’m a forty-something teenager, I have picked up a new Bronte book (well new for me), Emily Bronte: Heretic by Davies. It’s helped me make more...
A good God of love, Branwell wrote with satiric incredulity, creates a race with...– Emily Bronte: Heretic by Stevie Davies
This is my first blog posting and I am thinking about my first day of first grade. My father took a photo of me standing by my school supplies: little box for pencils, Big Chief tablets, pink erasers, paste. I look very somber with my hands clasped in front of me — formally posed — and such a serious facial expression. However, I have on a very stylish paisley mini-dress and white...