Ceci n’est pas une menace

25 06 2012

1. When you wave your middle finger in my face like that, I think about the sharpies in my car.

2. If you don’t answer the phone, we won’t send the note.

3. If you choose to direct the thieves to my doorstep, I will become your enemy.

4. Answering that question will take us on a long tangent away from the topic.

5. I need to talk with you before class or at break but it must be before class.

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I would not ask him why

15 07 2010

I saw today the man
Who stops sometimes to stand
And stare up at the sky
He looked me in the eye
He did not nod or pause
We went our separate ways
I looked back; there he was
Still
I could not track his gaze.

shadow and dirt





2010: We’re not as thought as we doomed we were?

1 01 2010

2010:  A REASON FOR ALL CAPS (AT LEAST UNTIL THE JUMP)

1. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

2. FOOL ME ONCE YOU CAN’T GET FOOLED AGAIN

3. THE YEAR OF LEARNING TO UNBREAK THINGS

4. THE YEAR WE PUT THE BRAKES ON

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Oakland, My Oakland

28 09 2009

Oakland, My Oakland, originally uploaded by itchy biscuit.

A hoop full of blue sky
Held high over the green and yellow trees
By the sturdiest, polished steel
Brand new from the catalog
And useless without the plywood and nails
And duct tape and determination
Somebody decided to leave behind





Be liberal in your quest for evidence

23 04 2007

and miserly with your trust in …  that other thing that more often misleads than rewards…

I went to the A’s opening day awhile back.  I left convinced that my anti-terrorist plan to promote the distant constituent project is a must-do for this coming year.  I also noted:

you can’t watch every pitch, so you never know when you’re going to miss a crucial moment.  It’s a game of inches, & there’s a mile of agonizing anticipation between “looks like the game’s over” & the actual, final out.





Advice for the power hungry

23 03 2007

1.  Count your friends before you make enemies.

2.  Ask more questions than you give answers.

3.  Know your own job best.

4.  Feign attentive disinterest in your objectives, until they are within your grasp.

5.  Naked ambition is, itself, a persuasive argument, but no one wants to watch you disrobe.

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If you’re gonna have an evil cat, don’t name it “Forgiveness.”

22 03 2007

The smoothies were good.  Yeah, how was your day?  Yeah, mine was fine.  Driving home.  All of the cross streets turned to schools, and they stood on stage, purple trophies were what they gave.  You held my hand.  You asked me why I wanted to stay.  “But there’s no way to believe all the things I don’t say to you.”–Jim Infantino