Entrée (poem)

    Entrée   Touché, Stingray, time to play I think they do respect it Respect it in the way of fearing it Fearing in the way of doubting all their money spent Procured them more than a costly duplicate Intuited ahead of the pace of classwork By the fresh new voice and rat-a-tat footwork […]

Put to Sleep (poem)

    Put to Sleep   See in his confusion the never-clean corner Never touch the waste of thought ebbs And pushed by other thoughts No better than the last Fear and reverie whirl here into scum ponds He is feeling bad for someone No, he feels sorry, envy drains the heart― For himself…he feels […]

My Blog Week: May 5 to May 11

All the Latest from Torsade!                     A Word on the Week   What to My Wondering Eyes Did Appear   Off to a normal start on Monday, I went into old posts to reconcile some links, and found that through a convergence of Word Press updates […]

The Public Waits for a Hint (poem)

    The Public Waits for a Hint   They wait for a waking alarm Each day dispels from flailing hands that drag away the mask The vision of a stranger whose mind accepts Cannoned across the continent by a clanging chime He accepts, now you must stop rebelling Like the good of the nation […]

Where End Meets Beginning: Ninth Pale Knight

    The Folly The Legend of the Pale Knight     Where End Meets Beginning   Now, he allows for those romantic fancies That titillate the female set Virginia, Trout views with an oblige suited To a scientific man’s noblesse Trout, who knows his shutter speeds And chemical baths—and grades of films Appropriate for […]

La Catastrophe de la Martinique: fifty-five

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (fifty-five)                   Here it is, admiral; I have exposed your “views from deepest reflections”. I address to the “hearts of steel” your appeal for “bringing forth the New Jerusalem”. Since I cite from the documents of the admiral, this as […]

Bride to Be (part five)

    Bride to Be (part five)   Alderic. Do I not know the name? Is he that man Tills yon spit of land, so thin and barren Trades in horses… Have a care, young daughter. Vestal to a carven goddess These our conquerors will have you cloistered There your nose may humbly point, as […]

Sequence: Give a Dog a Bad Name (part six)

Sequence of Events Chapter Eleven Give a Dog a Bad Name and Hang Him (part six)         The position was not merely politic. Leave people alone to live their lives. Why not? But Rob had the suspicion he’d been hired already…that this privilege of speaking to Junior would not otherwise have been […]

Is Nothing (poem)

    Is Nothing   Sacred, you would be inclined to add Sacred, draw an image from the void A graven image or a prunish pose Whatever state of mind or objectivity Beats our bargains must remain in inventory Is nothing nothing nothing is Can stop us now | but a dream To lose by […]

My Blog Week: April 28 to May 4

All the Latest from Torsade!                           A Word on the Week     A bonus cartoon, apropos of what we’ve been reading in the news. This little series I’ve been doing on The Cartoon House was inspired by the lack of challengers from […]