Monthly Archives: March 2012

I Want to Be Sylvia Plath Again

I want to be Sylvia Plath again, forgive me Gwyneth. I want to pull my head out of that oven and, as if it had all been a sort of strange waking dream, an astonishing conjunction of sepulchral happenstance, I … Continue reading

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Snake Eyes

Hypnotized! Amid drifty oblivion sighs and the soft enveloping stupor of the trance, a dance of shadows and dim light twist and intertwine in a slow-motion ballet of skin desire, of mesmeric stares, yawns at high noon, an insinuating flute … Continue reading

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Tale of the Tail

Don’t ask me why I ramble on – just some old impulse, I suppose, like the lingering whir of an electric fan, once the plug’s been pulled from its socket. Then again, it might be a channeled tune from the … Continue reading

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The Banquet

When you finally sober up a little, stumbling back to this perpetual table called the world, you find that the banquet has not abated — everything’s still feeding on everything else, and there seems to be no exemption. Your hair … Continue reading

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The Chain of Pretending

First we pretend that we exist as independent and enduring persons. Then we pretend there are others who are going about and performing the same trick. Then we pretend that we suffer some sort of separation between our pretend self … Continue reading

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Walk On

(This piece is dedicated to my comrades at the Zen Monastery) The Zen Master Ummon, when asked: “What is the Tao?” replied: “Walk on!” Heart-struck, from this mountain’s cliff moonlight falls with no end in sight. All eyes raised to … Continue reading

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