we are judged on so many things

we are judged on so many things

the right/wrong time by hafsa arain

the right/wrong time by hafsa arain

giving someone a long speech before killing them

giving someone a long speech before killing them

I sat in Concourse K at O’Hare Airport in Chicago recently, reading The New York Times and Fanfare and watching the passing parade for about three hours. This is very sobering work. I am not sure I saw one individual who was dressed individually. Most people looked like mall-crawlers. Most people looked overactive and stressful. They were moving at speed, like ants in a formicary. Others were merely bland and moved like wizened adolescents. It would be future ti suggest any sign of appetite among these citizens for Kenneth Patchen or J.V. Cunningham or Wallace Stevens or James Laughlin.

I sat in Concourse K at O’Hare Airport in Chicago recently, reading The New York Times and Fanfare and watching the passing parade for about three hours. This is very sobering work. I am not sure I saw one individual who was dressed individually. Most people looked like mall-crawlers. Most people looked overactive and stressful. They were moving at speed, like ants in a formicary. Others were merely bland and moved like wizened adolescents. It would be future ti suggest any sign of appetite among these citizens for Kenneth Patchen or J.V. Cunningham or Wallace Stevens or James Laughlin.

something is always like something else

something is always like something else

She can keep something – a scene, a moment – alive long after you believed it was dead, and show the camera how it has been changed by being resurrected.

She can keep something – a scene, a moment – alive long after you believed it was dead, and show the camera how it has been changed by being resurrected.

The more I waited, the more frustrated I felt.

The more I waited, the more frustrated I felt.

These things seem to happen naturally when you’re abroad

These things seem to happen naturally when you’re abroad

I waited for her, expecting other admirers. There were none. The play closed at the end of the month, the newspaper said it was “a spirited revival in the way that a glass of tap water can also be said to have spirits.”

I waited for her, expecting other admirers. There were none. The play closed at the end of the month, the newspaper said it was “a spirited revival in the way that a glass of tap water can also be said to have spirits.”

Aubrey can’t see these red flags because she’s still convinced that her bedhead boyfriend wants to be with her.

Aubrey can’t see these red flags because she’s still convinced that her bedhead boyfriend wants to be with her.

anyone who speaks the language

anyone who speaks the language

She was slow to accept his proposal. He sought her attention by repeated attempts at suicide until he finally married him in 1910. The bride’s family did not attend the ceremony. Having won her at last, Gumilev promptly left to spend six months in Africa. On his return, while still at the train station, he asked her if she had been writing. By reply she handed him the manuscript of Evening, her first book.

She was slow to accept his proposal. He sought her attention by repeated attempts at suicide until he finally married him in 1910. The bride’s family did not attend the ceremony. Having won her at last, Gumilev promptly left to spend six months in Africa. On his return, while still at the train station, he asked her if she had been writing. By reply she handed him the manuscript of Evening, her first book.

an attempt to revere her

an attempt to revere her

I speak to melancholy in a loud voice
not bothering to open my sleepy eyes.
And it pulses like blood,
is warm like a sigh,
like happy love
is smart and nasty.

I speak to melancholy in a loud voice
not bothering to open my sleepy eyes.
And it pulses like blood,
is warm like a sigh,
like happy love
is smart and nasty.

undermining her romantic efforts

undermining her romantic efforts