Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Notes From My Notebook

“To go there, and to see these vaginas, is actually a puzzling experience.” -Suzannah Lessard
“Miss Hurn, would you rather receive a bouquet of roses, or would you rather receive a dictionary with the word ‘rose’ underlined?” -Professor Siegel
“I’m going to make wizard capes fashionable.” -Workshop Christina 
“Publishing people don’t take a risk like they used to. That’s a bygone culture that you couldn’t possibly imagine.” -Suzannah Lessard
“I thought the bag said, ‘Peanuts roasted in hell.’ But the ‘S’ was covered up.” -Mark Bibbins
“There is no there there.” -Gertrude Stein

(Gertrude Stein by Andy Warhol.)

Sunday, January 22, 2012


I am learning stillness
Sitting on the living room floor
After a snow storm
It feels like I'm in a clearing of a deserted wood
Which is nice
But it's not the stillness I'm talking about

I'm talking about loneliness
I'm thinking of wandering up and down St. Mark's
Buying cheese danishes from the Jewish bakery
Cheese danishes that I don't end up eating
Because I didn't want them
I don't know what I want

Kathleen Graber in book four tells me to wait
Like she knows
When she looks at me
Lying in my bed
The world flashing
Want need now
Every minute of every day
She shakes her head
Didn't she know the sea would always bring more?

*Photo: The Boy's back yard.

Friday, January 20, 2012

There's a Song

There's a song I purchased on iTunes
And then it came on Pandora
And I changed the station
Because I didn't want to tire of it
I want to buy you things
New flannel shirts the thick kind
Last night you said I'm a medium
As if I didn't know
You told me let's stop talking about this
This that is becoming us