“Upon Reflection,…” / Memorable Fancies #1453

[“The mirror is not the place to observe yourself.” – Henri Michaux] The mirrors have conspired to show us not ourselves, but strangers. Deep inside our minds, we all know that. <END> Buy it at amazon.com/author/terencekuch: For Anacreon, 30 poems of love and life from the ancient Greek poet (originally published as a chapbook by Silkworms Ink). … [Read more...]

“The Me’s” / Memorable Fancies #1255

     “Let me tell you about my operation.” – I tried to get away from Jim but couldn’t without being impolite, so I stood there and smiled. Also I wanted a loan from him so I thought I should stick around a while.      So I heard it, heard all about his operation. I wasn’t really listening, just nodding every so often. But then he said “the ‘me,’ they called it, the ‘me’ was very sick and so they took it out of me and put a new ‘me’ inside.” That, I heard.      I wondered if ‘me’ was some … [Read more...]

“The Committee” / Memorable Fancies #1100

[“Underneath the self that acts are little selves that contemplate” – Gilles Deleuze] I feel like a committee. Some of me don’t show up on time, have lame excuses. Others complain of the meeting room’s closeness, the odors of past lunches, noise through the walls from other committees meeting at the same time. We vote on who we will be today, what we should do. Always there is disagreement, stalemate; voices dispute everything another me says. <END> … [Read more...]