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 […]

La Catastrophe de la Martinique: seventy-two

Jean Hess La Catastrophe de la Martinique (seventy-two)                             XLIII That Which Was Saint-Pierre     In the course of this volume, I have given a few brief indications of what Saint-Pierre had been, before the catastrophe. There is also a very […]

Withholding (poem)

    Withholding   What is the act of picturing, given in imperative What is useless while pitiless while infectious Or the opposite of good What is the consequence of forked currents and stoppered things uncapped What is the doghead to the loud man’s fingersnap What is the faith that errand runners get their tips […]

The Impresario (part five)

    The Impresario Part Five   “My devoted young novice, all men are liars.” “And you, chevalier, are the worst of sinners, to call me by that name.” “I am, I own it…yet, by faith, I shan’t die unredeemed, dear Regalus. The false priest whom I served Minting coin with his blasphemous arts Pilgrims […]

The Epistles: Fifth Battle Stations

    The Folly Battle Stations       The Epistles   The Contessa writes to the chapters of the Fellowship Prophecies her companions unveil in a language familiar To followers of readings and summonings, to seekers Who divine a card’s turning, hear the undercurrent’s drumming Malice and menace…she hopes that her warnings are timely […]