Showing posts from May, 2008


"I feel like a ghost..."

Two little birds sitting
along telephone wire;
talking amongst windy company
high above the city lights;
I, often wondering...

what it is they uniquely have to share.

Join the International Community; be an International Citizen

There are so many things going on in the international community and you should really consider getting involved. Why wouldn't you? You can maintain that you struggle to pay your own bills, fill your gas tank, feed your children. What's that in your hand? A Starbucks double-mocha frappuccino? That was like... a double negative at one point. We could all gain from sacrificing one unnecessary luxury for a day.

I can gladly wait to pre-order Coldplay's new album, Viva La Vida or Death And All His Friends, and patiently wait for its release in June. I can go a week without eating raw fish and tofu. I can do without my usual candy fix, or not tempt myself by looking through the sales rack at Hot Topic and Dick's Sporting Goods. I'll only use Barnes and Noble as a stationary library for awhile, and Amazon... you can forget it. Surely, and I will.

I don't entirely mean to be so critical. Initiative is based on ability, and priority is based on desire. If you t…

Quilted stitches & scrap metal

A few things locked away for times safe keeping--ruins to orchids.
Memories reaping benefits through bountiful orchards. Round and red,
over-ripened fruit falling off tree branches, spoiling all the good.
Stop spoiling all the good.

Lone Boneshaker sitting dormant this time around, though maybe it should.
I will miss you. Silence.
Running and reading far too much these days. Reciting full plays in my head
every third of a second--slap, slap, slapping purple, silver Brooks' rhythm on pavement.
Tybalt is not really dead; he was in The Pest.

Keep it quiet, hidden away safe in preservation. Square boxes won't keep
their shape through the rainy season, though attics keep memories warm and dry a little longer;
permanent markers clogging up my nostrils; army soldiers stealing my collectibles.
Stop the distraction.
Hurry up and get it done so you can travel.
You've always been a hassle, hassling everybody to move like you.
Too quick. Compulsive... graceful.

Charlotte said, it would be …

Toad Xing

Caution: Look down during locomotion.

It's that time of year again to watch for [Eastern American] toads and gigantic earthworms as you run. I counted 3 toads of varying sizes on one run last year that I almost squashed. God, I would have felt terrible... not to mention that it sure would have been messy.

On a side note, I'm really bummed that I likely won't be able to run along the river this weekend... :(

Random Tidbit: My musically talented brother, Jeff and his good friend, Jarod created a band called Ped Xing when they were in high school. My all-time favorite moment had to be when they sang in harmony, and played a killer acoustic version of Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here (a.k.a. "fish bowl") during their baccalaureate. Everyone in that room was in tears that night.

I'm going to see Tegan & Sara tonight at Bogarts and I am so hyped! By the way, if you happen to be in the Cincinnati area, stop down at Froggy Blues tonight and catch my friends&#…

Do you never rest...

... fighting the battle of who could care less.