"Hello," she lied.

"Hello," she lied

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Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Birthday
March 01
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MY RECENT POSTS

 

The Sistine Chapel, 2032

When there still wasn’t a Pope on the third vote, the mood in the room went downhill fast. We had maybe half a keg left. There were pizza boxes all over the floor, and a couple of freshman cardinals were eating strings of congealed cheeseRead full post »

AUGUST 19, 2010 9:45PM

Iraq Before and After (repost)

SHOCK & AWE, BEFORE:

We know he has been absolutely devoted to trying to acquire nuclear weapons. And we believe he has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons. Dick Cheney, Meet the Press 3/16/2003¨

AFTER:

You may be reading too much. I don't know anybody that I can think of who has conRead full post »

NOVEMBER 19, 2009 11:24PM

Vigil

Your hand grows cold in mine.

Cupped in your palm,

I find a girl. 

 

Mother 

JLP 1926 - 2009 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OCTOBER 27, 2009 3:41PM

Death and magic and Aqua Net.

She died last evening, an easy death after a stunningly awful few days.

A week ago, my mom was laughing and as alive as anyone I have known. I spent last Tuesday with her and she hoovered up a fudge brownie from her favorite bakery, Back In The Day. Like… Read full post »

 

Class IV rapids. Family hobby gone tragically awry. Tearful parents set aside their differences and share an agonizing vigil at Cataract Canyon. 

CNN employs a "virtual river" wall map and Dr. Sanjay Gupta. MSNBC's split screen contrasts the real-time crisis with flashbacks to happier tim… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
SEPTEMBER 23, 2009 1:10PM

There is a bomb, or Gadhafi has invited us to brunch

I'm watching Muammar Gadhafi's speech to the United Nations and it's impossible to know whether he wants everyone to duck and cover, or participate in a group hug. The simultaneous translation is being performed by Latka Gravas, who keeps correcting himself on key points:  ("You should accept...… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 17, 2009 4:49PM

"Blame opium," says Coleridge scholar

Nether StoweyThe annual round-robin recital of Rime of the Ancient Mariner has been completed in a record 0:29, reports a member of the Abridged Coleridge Society. "We left out the parts that were drug-induced," says our source, initiating a lively panel discussion that will alm/… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 6, 2009 11:26PM

Infinite Girl

 

 

 

girl 

 

  

There is a crack in space and time

where you step into the void

and there is one where you hesitate

are saved

and save us all.

 

 

   

~ ~ ~  

 

 

 

 For Nina  ~ August 1984 - SeptemberRead full post »

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Canteloupe is either luscious or disappointing. There is no in-between.  

Have finally listened to The Rubberband Man one time too many. 

I can't enjoy Twitter. I might get 'followers' and then I'd feel responsible for them. 

I have lost a friend to Second Life. Scuppernongs are… Read full post »

Roissy. August 6 '09. A purported "lost preface" of the controversial 1954 novel, The Story of O, has fueled renewed debate in literary circles on the distinction between erotica and pornography. "I like a dirty story as much as the next person," said an anonymous critic. "What's troubling/… Read full post »

JULY 30, 2009 1:30AM

My Safe Words

 

 adultery

 

"Choose your safe words," you said.

I won't need any. You won't go too far.

And you didn't. You took us where we needed to go, to the edge and plummeting over it, but never too far. Genius body. Beloved heart. I had no need for safe/Read full post »


Here is just a partial accounting of celebrities who are not alleged, at least by me, to be sexually involved and/or criminally complicit with Former Half-Term Governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin:

 

 

 rhianna

Did not slap Palin in South Beach parking lot

 

  

brittney … Read full post »

gov 2

Gov. Mark Sanford (R-SC) heads into a "meeting" with his "staff." (AP)


Jenny darlin’, 


I have witnessed with awe and just a little resentment the quiet grace with which you have handled my recent difficulties and the unfortunate media hype, especially my post-apology appeara… Read full post »
 
 
Governor Mark Sanford confesses to accepting the wrong stimulus:

 
 

 

 

Repercussions so far:

Family Values are down by 5 points.

Unemployment in Sanford's state remains steady, at around 11.5 percent.

Moral absolutes - the governor assures us - are sti… Read full post »

 

Weeks after you were buried, I came alone and played Pavarotti for you. "The fat guy with the great set of pipes," you used to call him. I brought the Walkman I had given you one Father's Day, and those tinny little speakers. If anyone had been watching, they'd have seen a woman/… Read full post »

 william osborne 

William Osborne, age 36, was convicted of rape in 1993. He fought unsuccessfully for the right to prove his innocence with DNA tests developed since his trial.  (Photo: Bill Roth, Anchorage Daily News) 

 

Yay, Alaska. Today the Supreme Court upheld your right to rem… Read full post »

 

Or did I bathe a small unwilling dog? I don't know - and I'm afraid.

Memory is tricky in the aftermath of what was clearly an awful struggle. The deepest of the claw-marks is roughly shaped like a goat's head. There are pools of water in the bathroom… Read full post »

JUNE 10, 2009 11:45PM

Dream for a Mad Scientist

 

Beneath the Pseudobombax tree

I quasi-pledge my love to thee.

Relucantly I’ll bend the vow

That semi-binds us here and now. 

 

bombax

  

 Words I loved to say and see,

Cherubs and chalcedony

Frangipani, memory

You promised me anemones.

  

Whisper 'pseuRead full post »

 

We think your story might be a duplicate of one that was submitted by someone else. -- digg

 

Okay, since I'm new here I thought I should be a good OS citizen and do the digg/reddit thing with some favorite posts. Starting today. Registering is easy enough. The difficult… Read full post »

JUNE 8, 2009 2:40PM

Southern Fried Haiku

 

 

southern summer

I will live here under one condition:

air

 

ac 
 
 

 

 

 rabbit chick

 

 PART ONE ~ “Tender Was the Mesclun” ~

 

Clarice sauntered past the male rabbits with a dismissive glance. They were strangers to the garden, and in a lean season she might have objected to the intrusion. But not today. There were more thanRead full post »

 

prettybird cropped  

  “Who's a pretty bird?”

 

 

 

love you bird 

“I love you!”

 

 

   

care bird cropped  

 “I care a lot about you too.”

 

  

  

 blue bird &… Read full post »

MAY 27, 2009 2:28PM

The Allotment of Joy

 

God I was greedy

Gulped it down like lemonade

Careless of consequences

Drunk with joy! 

I spilled some.

Splashes of sweetness on wet sand

And while it vanished there,

I was already reaching for more --

 

 

Nothing's left but time.   Read full post »

 

Antique Books & Manuscripts Lot #154. You are bidding an 1817 edition of the Malvern Hills Junior High Tattler with inscribed flyleaf:

 

I wish I could count all the ways

I love thee, without the cliches.

I love thee a lot

You're a babe, you're soRead full post »

Editor’s Pick
MAY 17, 2009 10:16PM

My dog is cuter than your baby.

 

 This is Daisy Floribunda, a dog of uncertain pedigree. I believe she is a dingo/hamster mix. 

 daisy money shot

The shelter called her Stormy. It was her stage name in 'Vegas. Daisy is finished with that life now and pursuing her dream...

 

 

 

 

Daisy and Vermin&nb… Read full post »