"Hello," she lied.

"Hello," she lied

Atlanta, Georgia, USA
March 01
Boss of Me
Soylent Green is human resources


NOVEMBER 7, 2014 1:14PM

'Murica has chosun.

NOVEMBER 6, 2014 12:24AM

Fitzgerald was wrong.



In the dark night of the soul

it isn't always three o'clock in the morning.

Sometimes it's the two whole fucking years

that follow midterms in the Bible Belt.





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SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 12:38PM

Infinite Girl (repost)







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 12 1984 - Septem

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SEPTEMBER 12, 2014 2:22PM

My ISIS strategery



I'm not going outside much.




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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)


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¨


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


Your hand grows cold in mine.

Cupped in your palm,

I find a girl. 



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







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.




~ ~ ~  




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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




"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:




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. 




 Words I loved to say and see,

Cherubs and chalcedony

Frangipani, memory

You promised me anemones.


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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:






 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 »