Memory, Affective

This afternoon, I received the latest issue of the alumni magazine from Bennington College.

Between that and my reading of Augusten Burroughs’ memoir, <i>Dry</i>, something hit a chord with me, and I began thinking about Edward Fox.

Beautiful, beguiling Edward, all glossy black hair, bright hazel eyes, plush pink lips, and long, graceful fingers.

Lovely Edward–otterlike, sleek, hands and chest and arms furred over.

Charming Edward, so skilled at dance, so quick to laugh, his mouth a sharp white flash.

Edward, who never needed to do a single drug in his life: he was a drug, uncut, unmediated.

Edward, whose lips would never kiss mine, whose hands would never ghost over the nape of my neck.

Edward, who was the great love of my life–a perilous Muse to a heartsick poet.


New Themes: Blog Simple and Skylark

New Themes: Blog Simple and Skylark.


The past few weeks have been depressing and frustrating by turns. 

I shan’t bore you with the details. Let’s just say, I understand that bad days may feel like forever, but they too will pass. In the meantime, I keep an eye open for things that bring inspiration, joy, wonder–and press on.

Went to a reading at Books and Books this past Saturday. The VONA series, presented by the UM Faculty, featured several authors and some open-mike time, before and after.

One of the poets there read an instructional poem, inspired by Yoko Ono’s Grapefruit collection. And that got the wheels spinning.

So far I have two pieces: one on Matthew Gray Gubler, another on Kirsten Vangsness. I’m wondering whether to continue through the cast of Criminal Minds or to move on to other topics. Also weighing the possibility of instructional micropoems for Microlandia

More thoughts on the latter soon. I still have some bugs to work out.

New neighbor

The upstairs studio–empty for some time–is now full. 

I look forward to getting to know her.

I Predict: 2012

As I type away at Planet Linux, I feel 2011 slip away just a little more.

Thank God. Now, I’ve had some fab experiences this past year–gallery nights, meeting my neighbors, gaining a cat, completing my first book–but overall, this year has drained the life from me. 

I don’t know if 2012 will be better (hope will always spring infernal on New Year’s Day), but I’m willing to make a few predictions for the coming year. I’m no Nostradamus, but hey, it’s all in fun!

  • Governor Rick “Voldemort” Scott will continue to be creepy.
  • Taxpayers in Miami-Dade county will foot the bill for yet another sports/developer’s boondoggle. 
  • Books & Books in Coral Gables will bring great writers to the City Beautiful
  • Dead people will vote in all upcoming elections, at every level.
  • Televangelists will beg for cash, predict the Rapture, and make no apologies when nothing happens.

What say you?


Illustrations by Rahma Projekt

Simply freaking amazing!

Rahma Projekt is a brazilian designer living in Santa Catarina-Br. His illustrations are based in two ways: design and rock’n’roll.

By: Rahma Projekt

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What gorgeous vistas!

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