Friday, October 4, 2019

Do Not Hope for a Minute I Would Not Turret, Moat, and Knight for You

  • For sake of argument, Thanksgiving 2019
  • Trump negotiating terms of imminent resignation
  • Pence disqualified from Decorum Restorer
  • who's in for GOP 2020 Potus
  • Fascinating in omfgistan no one's

  • A wild hypothetical, sure!
  • Trump leaving in a coffin if he agrees to leave *then*
  • that fat Diet Coked-up fuck a walking heart attack/stroke
  • I *am* enjoying this more and again I ask why now?
  • this shit, roach motel ratcheted to Raid

  • I don't beyond where I do and where you aim me please
  • but I have not seen anywhere any journalist
  • pundit, Twaater Overlord, shitty blogger
  • suggest Trump leaves the White House
  • unless in a Hearse

  • I think exfil trial balloon eyes to permanent infil what do I know 
  • had Bernie told us about his ticker we'd had held this fart for later
  • Hey, Rest in Peace Kim Shattuck I find metaphors
  • abound Serendipitiously, best dire pop song


Anne Boyer

Fourteen stanzas through the brush please mention
I dig this slumping anti-sentence: punctuation
a meter: yards up. Tight and unapologetic promoters
of the agenda - my ratty-down people - tell me
again how you grooved across my brother's face.
My concern is that you may flee rumbling en masse,
burning ship songs, the landing party on fire, stumbling drunk,
tongues flapping like surrender, hair in Albion curls.

Brave little sots, dandy in your bones (they fold like architecture),
do not hope for a minute I would not turret, moat, and knight for you.
I would Harvester and John Deere and Pioneer for you.
I would (if a creek) tadpole all the names I cunning
for you: preordain, prehensile, prepay, prescient, predate.
I cunning for you: mistake, misery, misalign. My people
(larks) I would catfish. I would bass boat. I would cast a fly.

1 comment:

  1. speaking of als, such as kim shattuck has died from, earlier this week i read about a nova scotian physician - a year younger than i am - who was terminally ill from als -

    instead of waiting to pass away from the disease, he requested medically assisted death

    and, as the final contribution he could make in a life characterized by service to others, he requested that his quite-recently-deceased-on-the-operating-table body be used as a source of organs to be transplanted to others

    if all went as planned, this happened yesterday - speaking as a time traveler from the 20th century, i wonder if this intentional act, by a team of highly skilled persons using modern technology, is good or bad

    how's x?
    compared to what?

    i am reminded of a movie i have seen -

    Never Let Me Go is a 2010 British dystopian romantic tragedy film based on Kazuo Ishiguro's 2005 novel Never Let Me Go.

    the logical endpoint of organ donation as an outcome of medically assisted death has already received serious discussion -

    Intensive Care Medicine

    September 2019, Volume 45, Issue 9, pp 1309–1311
    Death by organ donation: euthanizing patients for their organs gains frightening traction

    E. Wesley Ely

    Critical Illness, Brain Dysfunction, and Survivorship (CIBS) Center, VA Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC), Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
    Vanderbilt University
    Nashville USA

    This article was originally published in USA Today on May 2, 2019 - republished here with only minor edits for wider access to the medical audience.

    Author note

    We won’t all agree on this complicated topic. This article is to stimulate us to have healthy conversations. My hope, through republishing this piece in Intensive Care Medicine, is that that we will learn from each other in a spirit of dialogue and unsparing directness.

    How should society respond to the increasingly long list of people waiting for organs on a transplant list? You’ve no doubt heard of “black market” organs in foreign countries, but are there other options that should be off the table? If you were on a transplant list, would it matter to you if the organ was obtained from a living person who died because of the donation procedure itself? What if she had volunteered?

    Your thoughts on this topic have implications beyond the issue of transplantation. As the former co-director of Vanderbilt University’s lung transplant program and a practicing intensive care unit physician, I see organ donation a selfless gift to those approaching death on transplant wait lists. However, I’m wrestling with the emerging collision between the worlds of transplantation and euthanasia.

    for more see

    as dr. ely notes, for the freshest, most optimal donated organs, it's better to take them out while the donor is still alive

    this is the future - you got to LIVE it, or LIVE WITH it - or get out of the way - one way or another

    may the creative forces of the universe smile in our general direction