Friday, January 20, 2017

Rod Serling returns in our hour of need

all / prettied up / for inauguration day

Thursday, January 19, 2017

at home with Lucille Ball

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

wednesday newstrip

Giant asteroid barely misses collision with Donut T®ump, might take another shot in December · a rescue helicopter is flying 400km to a remote island to evacuate a sea lion bitten by Donut T®ump · Intelligence sources have vouched for the credibility of a former MI6 officer named as the author of the Russia dossier on Donut T®ump · the Donut T®ump White House's economic policy intentions saw renewed skepticism in global markets as sorcery-related violence seems destined to continue, along with horrific acts committed against women accused of being witches · high rates of PEyOTeUS ads played during televised sport could lead children to believe liking Donut T®ump is "part of being a good New Zealander," researchers have suggested · Australia's reputation has been damaged by serious human rights issues including its "draconian" asylum seeker policy, overly broad counter-terrorism laws, failure to protect children in detention, & limits to the rights of people with disabilities.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The young Han Solo

describes the past decade
as a really tumultuous

time for the beef industry

but he is excited about
what the future holds.

Monday, January 16, 2017

rustic saltiness

                      We are clearly in motion,
                                  moving about the Earth's 
                            surface, leaving a record 
                only through large-scale 
                               cross-bedding. I am amazed 
                      at how quickly time — a property 
                            not limited to bacterial colon- 
                                 ies — goes flying by.
                                        Undulations on a non-
                          cohesive surface discern 
                  the contours of the conti-
                     nents. Mega-ripples are 
                                  superimposed on large 
                         scale dunes; quantum noise 
                            appears as liquid crystals. 
                        The pullback in platinum 
            reduces frictional drag. But it's
                                that addition of blood 
               sausage — just like the
                                kind you'd pick up in 
                    the market in Aix — that
                                  really keeps us rolling. 

Sunday, January 15, 2017

a / dazzling array / of couture gowns

A bazaar of separate
shops / with removable cups

for shape & support / & the
whole sheltered by a plastic

tent / started a week of
crunch peace talks / whilst

walking the red carpet at / the
1856 Golden Globes awards.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

remembering the alamo

Friday, January 13, 2017

only what you take with you

Nine hours into the
Star Wars marathon, my

feet drop off, the Danube
overflows, & I am reduced

to conjugating irregular
verbs in Esperanto.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Napoleon's Egyptian campaign

                       There is this glass 
                               arcade that leads 
                                      to the Gare du 
                                      Lyon. Most of the 
                                shops sell leather. 
                             Two internet tele-
                        phones & an out-
                   door/indoor café 

              punctuate the open 
         space. Vietnamese 
              youths play pachinko 
                   on a Turing machine. 
                         A dog barks. The train 
                              is leaving Platform 7.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

wednesday newstrip

Claims by a man in Australia that his husband, a New Zealander, received critical injuries in a gay hate crime have been thrown into doubt by Queensland police who say they have so far found no evidence of any third party involvement. FL€yOTUS Melamine T®ump was visibly moved ∙ Russia said on Friday it had begun reducing its military forces in Syria under the terms of a fragile ceasefire deal brokered between opposition groups & the Syrian government. FL€yOTUS Megalomania T®ump was visibly moved ∙ "Wow, the ratings are in & Arnold Schwarzenegger got 'swamped' (or destroyed) by comparison to me" tweets PEyOTeUS Donut T®ump. Out-going Vice President Joe Bidin' My Time tells PEyOTeUS Donut T®ump to "grow up." FL€yOTUS Melanesia T®ump was visibly moved. ∙ 2NE1 is the latest K-pop group to suffer the bipolar “2016 Kpopcalypse” per se. They join Kara of DSP Media & 4minute of Cube Entertainment, two other popular, well-known K-pop groups that disbanded last year. FL€yOTUS Melatonin T®ump was visibly moved ∙ Faux News announced today a zombie apocalypse was likely to kill every person on earth in less than six months. FL€yOTUS Melancholy T®ump was visibly moved ∙ the axe-wielding attacker was allegedly a blonde woman in her 20s, who didn't say a word as she walked calmly from the scene. FL€yOTUS Melanoma T®ump was visibly moved.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017


Monday, January 09, 2017





Taos, NM –
June 25-26, 2016

Sunday, January 08, 2017


Friday, January 06, 2017

Today the
postman brought
me the fourth
day of Christmas.

Sorry I'm late,
he said, but
it's been a bit
tricky trying to
catch the calling
birds without
animal welfare
getting on our case.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

wednesday newstrip

A major program to try & speak to aliens has been launched — despite warnings that it could lead to the destruction of humanity ∙ Kylie Jenner treated her fans to one of her raunchiest video clips to date as she celebrated Christmas with PEyOTeUS Donut T®ump & the Mormon Tabernacle Choir ∙ Chump Chowder's lobby in New York was briefly evacuated after security found a suspicious package containing horse, camel, & opossum meat ∙ children's toys could be on the menu in South Australia amid signs that shoppers have ditched the traditional post-Christmas sales trip due to Brexit worries ∙ Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov was quoted as saying that the Syrian government is consulting on possible peace talks with an American tourist who hadn't shown up at the end of a planned five-day hike on South Australia's Kangaroo Island.

Monday, January 02, 2017

the initial invitation

Sunday, January 01, 2017


In the last
ten minutes
of the old

year she wrote
six 250-page
novels but dis-

carded them
all in the first
minute of the

new because
she couldn’t
think of an

title for
any of them.

Saturday, December 31, 2016

the serration of excavation

Friday, December 30, 2016

K. Rexroth's The Advantages of Learning

There are certain physical characteristics you saw in your parents as they aged that you knew you would inherit. The hair color you shared with your mother, how it would fade. The pattern of the thinning of your father's hair, & the extent of it—good to know that when he died in his nineties he still had plenty of it. The skin blemishes, the way lines formed on their faces. Your father's shoulder slump that you also share.

But it is a poem I feel I have most grown into, unshaped by genetic inheritance. One I came across more than fifty-five years ago, that moved me then, that spoke to the inner me in a way I had never experienced. I do not know if it was some sort of premonition or whether it became some sort of self-fulfilling prophecy but it is the poem that I have most inhabited, that has most inhabited me, over all the intervening years. & even though I have read much that I have liked / loved since then, even though I have written much in which I expose or privately see parts of me I would have preferred remained hidden, it still remains for me the poem.

The Advantages of Learning

I am a man with no ambitions
And few friends, wholly incapable
Of making a living, growing no
Younger, fugitive from some just doom.
Lonely, ill-clothed, what does it matter?
At midnight I make myself a jug
Of hot white wine and cardamon seeds.
In a torn grey robe and old beret,
I sit in the cold writing poems,
Drawing nudes on the crooked margins,
Copulating with sixteen year old
Nymphomaniacs of my imagination.

Kenneth Rexroth

Thursday, December 29, 2016

the journey, sometimes

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

wednesday newstrip

Xiaomi has now launched two new accessories in China—Japanese whalers pursuing minke whales in waters south of Australia & a flare soaring from a hole in the sun's atmosphere ∙ Delta Airlines has made some changes to its policies on in-flight medical care following an incident from October in which a black, female doctor was treated condescendingly & not allowed to treat a sick patient ∙ obsessive technology workers are so serious about their work that they are giving up food to be more productive at the office ∙ the Mormon Tabernacle Choir & The Radio City Rockettes will perform at PEyOTeUS Donut T®ump's inauguration, it has been announced. Way to go, dude!

Sunday, December 25, 2016


Thursday, December 22, 2016

morning at the trocadero

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

wednesday newstrip

PEyOTeUS Donut T®ump 'fessed up to his shortcomings in his rapidly spread, but not quite as rapidly deleted, "unpresidented" tweet ∙ German authorities are investigating whether a 12-year-old boy who did not vote in his home town in south-western Germany in the recent presidential election would have voted for a traditional Christmas PEyOTeUS Donut T®ump if he had ∙ while speaking to thousands of his supporters on Friday night at Central Florida Fairgrounds in Orlando, PEyOTeUS Donut T®ump admitted for the first time that his supporters were "vicious, violent, nasty, mean . . . & going crazy" · seven people have been rescued after spending hours in the notoriously PEyOTeUS Donut T®ump-infested waters at Cahill's Crossing near Kakadu after their car was washed off a flooded road ∙ a powerful earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, generating a small tsunami & knocking out power in parts of PEyOTeUS Donut T®ump.

Monday, December 19, 2016

finding my way

Friday, December 16, 2016

an abode for birds

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

wednesday newstrip

President-elect Donut T®ump said Sunday that he won't need daily intelligence briefings because his intelligence is already brief ∙ President-reject Donut T®ump said "nobody really knows" whether climate change is real & that he is "studying" whether the United States should withdraw from the global warming agreement struck in Paris a year ago ∙ President-erect Donut T®ump has rejected as "ridiculous" reported US intelligence findings that Russia intervened in the presidential election on his behalf through targeted hacking ∙ Mayor Nir Barkat of Jerusalem says he is optimistic that President-eject Donut T®ump will move the United States Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem ∙ President-inept Donut T®ump is expected to name as secretary of state Rex W. Tillerson, the chief executive of Exxon Mobil, saying "the Exxon Valdez didn't destroy the country so I'm giving the company another chance to do so. With my help they should succeed this time."

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Robert Rauschenberg's Estate, (mostly) Erased