Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Parties Thereof and Clause of Claws

You have the lungs of a twenty-five year old non-smoker, said my cardiologist at yesterday's annual check-up. I said, I had the lungs of a fifty-seven year old smoker when I was twenty-five, it's why we met when I was thirty-eight. I should put sunscreen on my neck when I hike and disc. Look at those motherfucking Doctor Sevrin ears.

  • Fine metaphors abound.
  • The heart's good too, Beloveds.
  • Imagine peak Elkin writing novels now about now.
  • I did think this before checking the coming week last year - it's how I remember birthdays - and Elkin's is tomorrow. 
  • The cardiologist never mentioned premature-Serendipity as a side-effect of any of my meds.
  • Effjay Essionssay is The Motherfuckerer. Aloventmay implepay of indictivevay for fuck and adisticsay for fun vileay. He scares me.
  • Friendly reminder: Every keystroke, every thumbing, self-incriminating.
  • You thought the old yodel would be HRC not mentioning SCOTUS or DOJ every other word during POTUS, didn't you? 
  • Right on stroke, Serendipity put Hope Sandoval in my head when I needed it.


Lorine Niedecker

Tell em to take my bare walls down
my cement abutments
their parties thereof
and clause of claws

Leave me the land
Scratch out: the land

May prose and property both die out
and leave me peace


  1. i'm glad to hear your lungs and heart are healthy

    i guess the photos depict some kind of "stress test" - so far i haven't had one

    speaking of health, and how to enjoy it for as long as possible, and how things carry on much as before - until they don't -

    yesterday i received in the mail a book by kathleen dowling singh, "the grace in aging - awaken as you grow older" - one of the blurbs on the back is from richard rohr, ofm, author of "falling upward" - rohr states "Kathleen Dowling Singh's insight and wisdom are compelling, readable, and life changing [death changing too!]. This book is indeed grace. It is both preparation and deep liberation."

    this morning amazon says, about this book:

    Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #38,567 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
    #129 in Books > Health, Fitness & Dieting > Aging
    #265 in Books > Politics & Social Sciences > Philosophy > Eastern > Buddhism
    #335 in Books > Self-Help > Spiritual

    page 56 of this book has a poem by david whyte

    One day the hero
    sits down,
    afraid to take
    another step,
    and the old interior angel
    slowly limps in
    with her no-nonsense
    and her old secret
    and goes ahead.

    you say
    and follow.

  2. The phrase has been overused to triteness; but for people in my Cohort who were there, we still use it, and mean it: Every Day Above Ground Is A Good Day.

    And, it could be said, every passing grade on the Physical. Good news! Go hiking.