Truth is a butcher, son He will have You, you Begging, begging For Lies
The breech, the block, the betrothal Your sunless daughter Our bolt-action god What’s done is done Inshallah
cloverleaving through the night cleaving unto what’s right seething is disbelieving: – they chickens , they goats – “don’t trust … More
Come! My presidents Go! You kings Bring! Your platoon forty of thieves Free! Get! Put! Strap! Your riches Well! Upon … More
The pull So glacier The rot So quiet .
Bamboo refused the stand upright Relief in the voices of Of birds and bees Who no longer alight .
Hackles in the twister there She snaps She sails Her teeth bare .
The breach dolphin navy-grey Took her final purposeful exhale Into the ship’s screw, The whale .
The black dog Took her blue death in Stun-brown Texas .
Sparrow at a bullfight On that blade Dragonfly Alight .
salmon shall run no more bears shall sit their haunches eddies shall pass them by they shall fish no more … More
elephant, listen for the change follow watchfully behind bury your dead gather sticks walk on by her bowerbird grave
Come! My presidents Go! As kings Bring! Your platoon 40 of thieves Strap! Your riches Well! Upon your albino asses
Atonement like colorless unpainted stripped sun-bleached dawn like daughter empty wordless awaits
Miners unmoored, swim about their rib cages,Pilot-fish blind,They search for sensible wallsthat whisper: “Yours, the falling, has ended” Weary waitresses … More
Below, in f/u to B’s text J ——— Kudos for your efforts. Not sure, though, what googledoc deltas … More
Rued his fat-bellied Mad-Max cicada days Swayed every pretty young cicada to his side Pedal to the metal A-rage, them … More
The freeway filled w broken-hero cicadas
Ma SITREP: The Savage Bamboo Panda Mob is having a fine, rollicking good time. They strapped on bamboo shoots as … More
M, B In the spirit of helping out, thoughts below, longer & more poorly-organized than I’d hoped, but work calls … More
We begged our children as batsTo eat the insects of our existenceTo eat the insects feasting our illnessesTo eat the … More
the pain buys less drink every day only the high thin clouds of memory persist blown like stirred like coffee … More
While at sea RICK gets letter from CLARE (CLARE, in letter to RICK) CLARE Ricky, I’m writing to you from … More
RICK and ZUMAYA have plans to meet in Madrid (insert name of real bar or cafe here). RICK is running … More
During the 1932 Miners’ Uprising in Asturías, the miners established a network of mines caves. It’s a claustrophobic labyrinth in … More
R tells ZUM he has a son, somewhere RICK, ZUMAYA laying on porch swing in the afternoon. Breeze. ZUMAYA Rick, … More
ZUMAYA explains bullfighting to RICK ZUMAYA Mi cara, we must go to a bullfight! Eeez beautiful! Eeez majesty. Eeez Basque. … More
RICK meets Henry RICK is hurrying into the school yard (Grammar School 22, at the corner of Stanton and Sheriff … More
TIMOTEO drives to Madrid. Goes to the Hotel Florida. Orders a beer. Rick’s at table going over the books. TIMOTEO … More
RICK tells TIMOTEO of ZUMAYA’s death RICK takes a few days off from tending bar at the Hotel Florida, catches … More
RICK gets SAM out of Dodge, NYC Next day. RICK asks Art for help finding out the shipping schedule. Talks … More
Rick, we’ve got to decide if we’re gonna truck or train these weapons to Addis Ababa. We need the lay … More
All aboard! Rick & Tamburini are on the train loaded with weapons for Ethiopian forces. The train runs along the … More