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Monday, December 31st, 2012

 

4.50 in the p.m. The afternoon sun “slanting” through the windows. It is always “slanting” – it never “sidles”. There are other things it doesn’t do. It doesn’t, for example, “palpitate”.

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

 

We were conscious of wrong-doing but went and drank ourselves stupid anyway. Someone would scrape us up off the sidewalk. Free of worries and cares all that remained was for us to lose faith, but it’s not easy to lose faith when you believe with all your heart. We admitted our confusion, but went and drank ourselves stupid anyway, just as the doctor suggested. He said the best way to forget is not to care. Only Jessica had the sense to see through his fog and understand his meaning.

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

 

from distance, but close up, it’s not the same

DIFFERENCE. DIFFERENT SENSE.

Friday, December 28th, 2012

 

A page, and on it one’s life. Not your life. No, not that. (Art)

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

 

Thank you, I’m fine. But I miss you. I miss

everything, as if life now is everything and nothing.

It’s as if everything I knew has been forgotten,

but it’s impossible to forget. You walked this earth.

You touched this ground. You breathed this air.

I’m fine, but everything that made sense makes no sense

any longer. I am filled with emptiness. I breathe but die.

Wednesday, December 26th, 2012

 

I REMEMBER

 

Looking for my poem

in the Sunday newspaper

It took a lot of looking

 

We were at Waterloo, it was a sunny day

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

 

THE OVERHEARD SPEECH OF CHINESE LEADERS

 

everyone is here

all is harmony

these three words

 

here is harmony

everyone is all

these three words

Monday, December 24th, 2012

 

I understand that what you are looking for is Eternal Happiness, but

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

 

I sat on  my own, you were next to me, there are not so many people, we try to be good to animals, it’s nice to be in Nature, under these branches, on my own with you sitting next to me.

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

 

arm / strong / desire / panache

control / feel / mattress / bird

stumped / limb / weak / year