Thursday, May 4, 2023

The Carrion-Stinking Dog Who Is Calf of Human and Wolf

First news story on DC's news/talk/radio station after turning on car to drive to work this morning news that four thoroughbred horses were tortured and murdered for human entertainment at Churchill Downs in the past week and I'm sideways and daydreaming of shooting people.

I've said this many times: I'm not interested in torture, I'd be quick and merciful, blammo, one bullet, in one ear and out the other. Carrion with my work, sideways. Related, I can't quit yellow and orange and pink. (UPDATE!) Not a balm much less salvation but mwah nonetheless, here's a new PJ Harvey song

He will torture the rest of us until we agree to make him President to prove that there is nothing wrong with him
On the University of Crackerstan
The oceans are missing their rivers
Shithole country: 10-year-old children found working at McDonald’s until 2 a.m.
Capitalism’s inherent predilection for excess
The fucksters who will steal your pension and 401K retirement savings
Big Ag wants to guarantee the carrion you eat (stop, you ghoul) comes from certified tortured and abused animals
I don't daydream of shooting you in one ear out the other because you buy and eat certified tortured and abused animals but for all that is fucking holy stop buying and eating tortured and abused animals, Beloveds, please
New Jim O'Rourke!Old PJ Harvey song


Les Murray

All me are standing on feed. The sky is shining.

All me have just been milked. Teats all tingling still
from that dry toothless sucking by the chilly mouths
that gasp loudly in in in, and never breathe out.

All me standing on feed, move the feed inside me.
One me smells of needing the bull, that heavy urgent me,
the back-climber, who leaves me humped, straining, but light
and peaceful again, with crystalline moving inside me.

Standing on wet rock, being milked, assuages the calf-sorrow in me.
Now the me who needs mounts on me, hopping, to signal the bull.

The tractor comes trotting in its grumble; the heifer human
bounces on top of it, and cud comes with the tractor,
big rolls of tight dry feed: lucerne, clovers, buttercup, grass,
that’s been bitten but never swallowed, yet is cud.
She walks up over the tractor and down it comes, roll on roll
and all me following, eating it, and dropping the good pats.

The heifer human smells of needing the bull human
and is angry. All me look nervously at her
as she chases the dog me dream of horning dead: our enemy
of the light loose tongue. Me’d jam him in his squeals.

Me, facing every way, spreading out over feed.

One me is still in the yard, the place skinned of feed.
Me, old and sore-boned, little milk in that me now,
licks at the wood. The oldest bull human is coming.

Me in the peed yard. A stick goes out from the human
and cracks, like the whip. Me shivers and falls down
with the terrible, the blood of me, coming out behind an ear.
Me, that other me, down and dreaming in the bare yard.

All me come running. It’s like the Hot Part of the sky
that’s hard to look at, this that now happens behind wood
in the raw yard. A shining leaf, like off the bitter gum tree
is with the human. It works in the neck of me
and the terrible floods out, swamped and frothy. All me make the Roar,
some leaping stiff-kneed, trying to horn that worst horror.
The wolf-at-the-calves is the bull human. Horn the bull human!

But the dog and the heifer human drive away all me.

Looking back, the glistening leaf is still moving.
All of dry old me is crumpled, like the hills of feed,
and a slick me like a huge calf is coming out of me.

The carrion-stinking dog, who is calf of human and wolf,
is chasing and eating little blood things the humans scatter,
and all me run away, over smells, toward the sky.

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