My Blog Week: September 8 to September 14

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Bewitched and Bothered         Something reprehensible this way came, during this week’s Democratic candidate debate (but they say only on the Sinclair arm of the ABC network). […]

Purpose No Secret (poem)

    Purpose No Secret   One side having conceded to the other Purpose no secret Unilateral repudiation Circumstance of high emotion   They would not presume Being what they are They know what words are expected   Pressure system measured Extensively Through years of hating Openly   Blatant breach of rules Others take Otherwise […]

Celebrated (part twenty)

Celebrated (part twenty)                     She’d dispatched Hector to coastal New Jersey, a tent auction he spots advertised. Emboldened, in that way being someone other than yourself allows, Hector works the room. And with a vague idea he’s heard of Harold Carter, one of the dealers hires […]

La Catastrophe de la Martinique: seventy-three

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (seventy-three)             Among the establishments worth calling attention to, we cite again the Government House, the Town Hall, the Bank, the Bishop’s Palace, certain rum factories, the Perinelle sugar refinery, the Bethlehem Asylum, the Customs Warehouse, the Navy Barracks, and the Colonial Hospital […]

World On (poem)

    World On   You picked up the habit preposterous Invited it to octopus upon you like a SciFi nemesis You would rather walk around in this condition Than learn what your face looks like now   Does the word preposterous seem about to cover it? Would we coin cockamamity, cell by cell brain-slaughteration, […]

The Impresario (part six)

    The Impresario Part Six   O, jealousy! Regalus in penance catches Pierre by the sleeve For amid a burst of cries and laughter none had heard The missile strike. Silent Tortu from errands of his own Pads near to Regalus with a bleeding face Pierre’s hand closes over hers, avec tendresse “Boniface!” The […]

Yoharie: Existence (part three)

Yoharie Existence (part three)             Val had never watched the Zapruder film, and the moment seemed ripe. Since Trevor kept talking… The horror people had felt must have been more outrage. Upset, truly. They lived in a world back then where they could think this one thing the end of […]

My Blog Week: September 1 to September 7

All the Latest from Torsade!                             A Word on the Week   Health Hectoring (Click image to see full-size)         A study was released this week that puts a dire onus on drinkers of Diet Cokes. A couple of […]

Hammersmith: Reckoning Up (conclusion)

Hammersmith Thirty-Nine Reckoning Up (conclusion)         The dilemma had a straightforward logic to it, supposing a father a little overbearing, and a little inclined to take things for granted, could be ushered— To the hilltop perspective, to see his daughter through the eyes of an interested friend. “June is happy. June in […]

A Fall Song (poem)

    A Fall Song   Crown the lost skill with a swatch Of summer’s frost-killed borning Nigh the late season skewer in Hanging moss in diadem Like unpaid tax this sorrowing For loyalty’s contagion Takes thirty days a week per year For charity knit things for sale Embattled she has things to fool Her […]