“Comma” / Memorable Fancies #1780

[Every time I say “ , ” it refers to you.” – Louise Glück] In the pause I wait for you, for you to say something other than silence in this dreadly-comma’d pause. … [Read more...]

“Thirst” / Memorable Fancies #1722

[“I drank you and still felt a thirst” – Apollinaire] I thought it was thirst for more of you, that I could never have enough, that I would hunt and gain you or be tortured by unquenchable thirst. And I did all that – pursue and gain you, I mean. But the thirst – remained. … [Read more...]

“What I Said” / Memorable Fancies #1700

[“...irreducibly multiple meanings which continuously determine each other.” – Judith Butler] When she repeated what I said, it didn’t sound at all like what I’d said. The words were pretty much the same, but the ugly voice – and the twisted face – and the mocking, the mocking... [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“My Absence” / Memorable Fancies #1685

[“The fiction of my absence” – Leonard Cohen] I make up stories about why you’ve gone away, why you’re not here, why you no longer listen to my own deep self-serving fictions,... [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished]   … [Read more...]

“Wounds Invisible” / Memorable Fancies #1666

[“...the wounds invisible / That love’s keen arrows make” – Shakespeare] I’m looking for my invisible wounds, searching my body. I know they must be here somewhere. ... But if the wounds aren’t in me, they must be in – her. [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“‘But you said…'” / Memorable Fancies #1645

I said something, and then she said something, and then I said something, and then she said “But you said,...” And I said, “Does this make you the wife-o-pedia of what I said? Who owns what I said, anyway, if not me?” Our conversation went pretty much downhill from there. [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“The Naming” / Memorable Fancies #1642

[“Once your name was Therefore / then Rubble / then Ash” – Michael Palmer] Because her name was Always / then Forget It / then Go Away Ass Hole. [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished]   … [Read more...]