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The mirror

The mirror of my mind reflects only badness. The good resides here in this room as a vampire, without reflectiveness, and though my mind searches as if for shells, it finds only sand. My mind is like a mud that … Continue reading

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We sweet Orpheuses

The Columbia has abandoned us, the Willamette, too; and the Guadalupe; and San Jose. And Portland. We’re abandoned into history. We’re run aground on a little island, but it isn’t really a little island — it’s a sea monster. Verily. … Continue reading

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For a country as a number

Lasting contributions of our fathers to mankind: iPods, and high definition flatscreen televisions; Bluetooth headsets and hybrid gas & electric automobiles; iPhone apps, and dual-core computer processors… As if we would die were our fingers to stop; as if the … Continue reading

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Philosophy is an examination and attempt at understanding of the multitudinous aspects, characters, and realities of existence, and poetry is an expression of that which philosophy examines.

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The whole point to humanity

The earth is some glass bottle spinning eternally in the cold and roiling waves of the sea of the Universe.

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We go so fast

What are we paying for? There is traffic that halves a man’s life, that puts a boy in a vise. There is convenience, convenience stores of storied convenience, inconvenient continental breakfasts in the lobbies of multi-storied antiseptic hotels. Expensive motels. … Continue reading

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Drunk song

Everything takes on a wistful luster when I’ve been drinking, as though I’m not watching the present but a gay past be born. I say to my love, “This is what I imagine when I imagine life in Cambodia.” We … Continue reading

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