Thursday, July 31, 2008

Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

Woke up humming the song Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.

How is that possible? I've seen Life of Brian once.

Life's a piece of shit
When you look a' it.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Tony Schwartz

The Listening Life.

Take a moment to listen.

Harry Belafonte, Paul Robeson, Dalton Trumbo, the Daisy ad.

How did I come to these ideas? 
Just from being human.


Couldn't sleep.
And wouldn't sleep.

Friday, July 4, 2008

White Pinwheels

(for jt)

I wake before dawn
and you are there
with me.
I say
You say
The drowsy air is soft.
Our breath covers our bodies,
and each leg
rests along the length of the other's.
The air blooms with white pinwheels
each one connected to another
and they turn,
twirl in all directions,
they look sharp
like sails
but they're not.
Do you see them?
Do you feel the air
rush across our bodies
caressing our skin
our arms our toes?
You cover me
like powder
like water
like a whisper of silk.
Your glory
my glory
—but the pinwheels—
we're floating in the petals
of the pinwheels.