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The Journey to the West

Though we journey to the West We pray to the East More or less that's the way Each day begins and ends It’s a tale everyone ...

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Ode to the Seductive Mode of the Dimly Visible

Oh to the equally
Seductive mode
Of the dimly visible
How I writher and squirm
Trying to overcome
The barriers separating me
From your realm
In my half-assed way
Seeking passage
Through an inner doorway
Towards an ascending column
Of pulsing light
From Gaza to Hollywood
Sightless and prophetic
Though with bleeding gums
Slightly pathetic too

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Poem First Enclosed in An Email Written to Ken

this poem is written in thanks to Ken for the incredible help he has provided to me and Michel

Just yesterday
When you showed
Us your work for
For the Wolfsonian
We realized how reality
Is organized much
Like Photoshop itself is 
Consisting of layers
That may be variously
Assembled or not
And often synchronized
Though sometimes not
Nor always unidirectional
As the objects float by
Either which way 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Spampoetry -- the Genre Evolves

Earlier this year I started a series of poems called Spampoetry.  My work on this series has languished but meanwhile the genre seems to be flourishing.  Just the other day I got this email – a tasty little bit of marketing spam – that arrived in my in-box as a ready made poem.  Here's the email I received.

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·                             Russ Qualidad  Yahoo Mail
To Me
Nov 6 at 1:06 PM

Your old dog has a leaky bladder.  Your spouse is overly fond of drink.  Your mother and father are both on dementia’s brink.

The roof of the old summer cottage is on the verge of collapsing.  Your supervisor at work scowls every time she passes.

Monthly bills and dental expenses, cups of coffee followed by packs of gum, it all adds up; the tens and twenties keep getting siphoned out of your wallet. Soon enough you’re reduced to counting the change in the bowl on the dresser.

Fortunately you can bridge all your cash needs and then some too, enabling you still to enjoy a few of life's little pleasures!

Look here to learn how to make smackers in plain abundance:

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Certainly something appears to be going right in my life.  I'm finally beginning to receive a much finer caliber of spam!