Monthly Archives: January 2007

Euthanasia

Money, money, money. Never has it been so sad, so true. But he wouldn’t hear of it when young because God, he thought, would take care of his needs. She stares at him like a useless mule who must be … Continue reading

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Massage

I It was so damn easy: He thought he’d suffer that nervous breakdown all infantile lovers are prone to; he didn’t have to guzzle down gin at sleazy bars & wear on his arms the tattoos of loss & grief; … Continue reading

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Saddest song

What, he asks, would be the saddest song that doesn’t make you weep but leaves you empty & breathing heavily as though the world has spun you like a top… Is it Sinatra’s, Tagalog’s – Balladeers who pull you out … Continue reading

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Small change

The little people giggle among themselves about Bossing’s work ethic & intrinsic qualities: Yes, he knows his metier Yes, he plays the game well No, he’s not aloof No, he’s one of us Afterwhich they repair to their subaltern chores … Continue reading

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Stasis

The wind doesn’t stir. Leaves hang like bats from branches. Voices freeze in the air. Eyes dumbly stare in the wasteland of his heart. Nothing moves. Everything stays where they are as if time has stopped & he, a distance … Continue reading

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Ambiguities

We hear conversations in the dark. We see the images of fear & intimacies. We know somewhere someone erases/draws the line. We feel language cannot pin down what is. We think we can play the game out. We are at … Continue reading

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Definitions

Definitions I Informer He’s a master of disguises: A plumber, a carpenter, a student, a teacher, a land-owner, an oligarch. He can be anywhere anytime to find out how things could be fashioned according to his own state of mind. … Continue reading

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