Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

BIRDS ~









Birds
 



The other day on a rooftop greenhouse a birdcage was

in there with all the moist damp plants. You never would

have guessed birds when climbing the stairs to get there.

We are on a northern campus, construction we hear

reaching a billion dollars has been going on here for

almost a decade. As we stepped up, and no one is in the

greenhouse but the two of us, a pair of birds looked out,

their nest covered with more than enough straw and

bedding. It was in their beaks, around their heads and all

over the place. A crowded obsessive little room. Someone

had given them way too much. The birds knew they

looked ridiculous.




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© Bob Arnold


from DUO ~
Longhouse 2015







Monday, July 27, 2015

NANAO SAKAKI ~










Soil for legs


Axe for hands


Flower for eyes


Bird for ears


Mushroom for nose


Smile for mouth



Songs for lungs


Sweat for skin


Wind for mind





__________________________

Nanao Sakaki











Friday, July 24, 2015

GUNMAN ~







Jean-Patrick Manchette



If you're read Chandler, Goodis and Jim Thompson
 and not Manchette,
well then you've missed Manchette.
 Get cracking!
The New York Review of Books will be more than helpful.
I've read The Mad and the Bad and I've let some time lapse
before I curled up and died with Fatale.

Go!



 





Thursday, July 23, 2015

MORONS ~








Back Road Chalkie
July 2015

J. D. Salinger