Thursday, August 31, 2006

Ginger Snaps

Agassi Baghdatis 23,000 fans screaming emotion 3 hours 45 limping home called went met resource talker drove consulted Norman melodrama lights still whaling after ginger snaps mane work college start first meeting editorial board Appeal something new attitude balance cool end August hot tomorrow

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

White Pants

Fair Trade certified Rainforest Alliance U.S. Open Silver Grille quality justice sustaining environment family love better refrigerated transcribe interview thinking swimming how tell story new college needs met plans developing twice bright will expressing whatever police white pants takeable books bed

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Entertaining Mom

Matthew Arnold sweetness light entertaining mom flight late big luggage no room car me Truffaut crossword a few stars no rain road then ginger snaps house waits more books library piling up Baxter "Shadow Play" tasty life itself novelistic dig research rather write

Monday, August 28, 2006

My Story

Spanish flows exchanged I called Anne having transcribed her dear recollections thinking again Johnny book my story what know accumulation others love him as much give honor respect after all my bourgeois tried everything followed yearning work took apart world beat down only survive triumph transcend leave blessing alive

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Our Times

art catalogue destroyed by anti-anthrax treatment must be smuggled into national archive our times who say not normal my art personal Frank O'Hara my philosopher not ideal all elements mobilized white pants what's this Indian shirt hot enjoyable Linda's cool potluck rambunctious theatre board go credit debit cards people no longer carry cash progress needs coherent projects nobody focuses oh well too old to fret let them do what they like I'm there to do my thing encourage everyone else

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Long Forgiven

temps perdu temps perdu mama I am over you how can good go past every afternoon at four regenerate the feeling lives on dream grasping long forgiven faults limits swallowed gasping this harmony melts resistance wakes desiring your sunlight rolling dimming doubled colors inside healthy eyes last knew what thinking

Friday, August 25, 2006

Fun People

party time Walter 60 weeks ago one for dinner then more more surprise! fun people food talk Louisa married Nathan Carolina early swim long distance lunch cars family cats J.J. cell phone bicycle town wander creekside post office movies disappoint sirens zucchini bread tree frogs

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Tell All

Joe on Medea who wrote not his voice would I know it everyone mysterious tell all still wonder still hope friends Rand Cooper on parenting late ailing remember beauty soul novel affinity poignant Shakespeare chez Caroline grandfatherly white forty-seven old enough schoolbus view wit retired seedlings big trees shadowing house

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Turn Away

fierceness called for not normal time how normal life here quiet fires crashes meth abuse desperate prosperity harvest ritual civic illness festival crowds turn away still neighborly crickets ordinary stars health love

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

My Life

Updike wins I love these people he leads through decades my life too what a writer Godard wry charming '61 before Chinese quirks characters thin Paris grey outside surviving oral hygiene researched bells cooked planted picked played finished

Monday, August 21, 2006

Live Again

dream daze paralyzed foam body rise will sink drift slow live again thus bless peace clouds Baghdad my joy can't justify their suffering true war passes but not for the dead baqiya ib hayatkum… akhir il ahzan… may this be the last of your sorrows

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Better French

"Caché" did I miss something no that's way is behavior moral truth elusive I'd better French civilized intelligence he's German when angry Julian wonder it's better own place lover five years he'll come Christmas help play need we've gone away last two stay home thrilled

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Fine Arts

not me not this another yielding poetry formally friendly Larry Sacharow gone before saved bacon new granola toasted less Laurel Hinrich coming pancakes blueberry time fine arts too many me yes day early fresh then hot society withdrawn space alternate air-dry not a word to anyone

Friday, August 18, 2006

Tree Poems

which day is this barely weekend I'm already furnace cleaning man Lexi laughs loves write Russian swimmers lighting filmmaking setup P.A. art festival park Andy vs. Andy animus party accepted not included type tree poems what does it mean to them why do they do it

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Snip Snip

floating free driving parking city country snip snip two tricky films "Glass Darkly" empty "Full Frontal" full both better than Godard's cryptointellectual "Praise Love" saying what resistance Soderbergh Hitler at least funny actor director the real joke vegetable dinner raspberries ripen peach

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Time Again

class matters compromise comprehension maids elite schools existentialism noblesse oblige moral rearmament what message now childhood traumas young adult left behind resurface later never do let go old folks more than ever see shape determined can't escape artificial isolation fools wise philosophers despite reason feelings out who we are time again my own children same different world

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Something Else

the dead no longer exist how death real to them? when I think of something I think of something else if the play writes itself then what? no more time touch hands feet wiggle behind you good feeling

Monday, August 14, 2006

Fresh Corn

coffee conversation music film history political sorrow swimming writing fresh corn tomatoes burgeoning garden loving friendly cozy house original writing makes me happy make stuff up

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Too Perfect

too perfect rolling up sunny 213 "Prairie Home Companion" music might bliss out right off the road too slow for younger drivers fast for me naked thoughts roaming picnic cabin woods Butte Creek after stupefying monologue beer champagne tequila steak grilled temperature taken good friends not necessarily as specified we agree about Bush Iraq have to watch what we say around here

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Big Words

dilemma solution narrative conundrum provisional surprise apparent necessity big words between brilliant exchanges Yvonne Rainer survives recovers makes films Lesbian feminist admits emotion formalism instinct our time stark youth

Friday, August 11, 2006

Cheap Shoes

cobbler sole cork worn thin heel ragged buy cheap shoes while he repairs them bare apartment good space extra room off kitchen left equipment need all new snowy Times Square deserted twosome threaten fall down others gather saved machining stainless steel clock strike my problem after everything possible eggless coincidence painting escapes words right poems friendly white feet

Thursday, August 10, 2006

America Now

all clove cigars are good yes yes revulsion great war butchery impotent logic tense colors excuse art predictable provocations useless facing state facing stateless terror bomb child swimming polishes floor rough mockery unthinkable America now

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Every Tree

intensely summer successive covers as night cools shorts sandals caftan sarong take dinner outdoors studio so hot afternoon my computer shuts down impossible imagine months gray wet sunless chill "Rabbit at Rest" sour disenchanted Updike details Edison's every tree New York Review more insight Bush fiasco good Lieberman lost say what can we do now halve defense budget turn another cheek

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Full Moon

no excuse retired permanent vacation chores glue angel arm continue cleaning shop move things water read Rainer disappointed suicide practice Fauré better entertain Laurel Hinrich company good concert Riga Russian Orthodox pretty Catholic church beautiful leader lunges dramatic full moon draws precedes us home

Monday, August 07, 2006

Dark Plumes

Dennis painting trains I want one whatever your fantasy it is yours easy find a reason not to do cross street subtle level changes matter cars passing wet tires city streets no cars rain city burning fields dark plumes attend illusion this memories India Kerala Kathakali matters not meaning reading tea stop reading drink tea resume attention concrete helps realize dinner art music fitness justice

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Tiny Trains

annual steam-up antique machinery land great Case tractors truck museum sawmill action dedicated volunteers careful team obsessive tinkering values lost invention we picknicked among tiny trains shade blessed eggs avocado artichoke hearts imagine our own wee railway not likely unless we were other people can't be clubbable folksy farmish neither credited academic hanger-out film star house-managed "Hound" teens heedless humored hard work good do something

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Our Town

join parade peace people numbers few rickety float candy content didn't stop women visiting gardening children heedless grown- ups blank looking friends military vehicles led dull green brown gun truck celebrate our town sweet innocence cruelly denied

Friday, August 04, 2006

Moral Crash

species grief species shame species fear I am the species who perpetrated that per Martin Amis moral crash worldwide moral equivalent of the great depression American "defense" budget over half trillion dollars more spent on weapons than rest of world together I am citizen of the democracy that perpetrates that citizen grief citizen shame citizen fear my own ways feed monster little people ride bicycles love summer music dancing drums light entertainment kisses what perpetrates suffering bliss boulders glacial remains

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Data Lives

what story web wallow driving swimming pure meditation vs. visiting either fine do go before youth shrill mind Chinese teens loud shrieks Japanese cities rushing quiet small town busyness news confusion who tells where data lives between weekends

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Best Years

dream sequences yes! "Ma & Pa Kettle" take New York yes! thanks Jean-Claude truckin' romance blooming stars aligned best years naturally assume life better lover loved another heart warms hearth bed connects flesh mortal mind still "me" richer soil