Archive for March, 2006

Alas

Friday, March 31st, 2006

My brain churns with thoughts, but time and energy are limited. Here’s a stream-of-consciousness example of what’s on my mind these days (in no particular order): The history of the Black Panther movement and the 60s culture (I went to an exhibition at the Yerba Buena galleries today). Community and social capital, i.e., how technology […]

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Wafer Thin

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

I’ve written another poem, One Thin Line. It’s good practice. This post title is an obscure reference to a Monty Python skit in which an overfed man is offered “one thin mint,” and he gives in to temptation with dire consequences. There’s no connection between this weirdness and the poem, except in the words “one” […]

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One Thin Line

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

I knelt on the damp soil, my knees dimpling black loam made tender by winter rain. Lacy green hemlock waved on the dunes, red stems alluding to a lethal power. This day it was my foe to banish. Gloved fingers burrowed, sought unseeing, with gentle tugs eased the pale taproots out. Hours passed. Piles of […]

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