“Imaginary Love” / Memorable Fancies #1627

[“‘You’ are eternally belated to the conversation with you that I am imagining.” – Lauren Berland] And finally when you show up there’s nothing left for me to tell you. I’ve already had my say, that final devastating confrontation that left imaginary-you without any possible response to imaginary-me. [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“My Memory Problem” / Memorable Fancies #1585

[“Stifling my memory lest it make a sound” – John Ashbery] I’ve seen physicians about my memory problem, read books on the subject, taken advice variously profound and silly. But my memory problem persists: I still remember her; I still remember her. [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“‘I married a stranger'” / Memorable Fancies #1582

“ I married a stranger,” she said. “Of course, you weren’t a stranger then – not then, anyway.” [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“The Revival” / Memorable Fancies #1524

We’ve revived the sacred old tradition, known to the Greeks, the Romans, and many other ancient peoples, of temple prostitutes. You can hear the parishioners at worship now, yelling “O GOD O GOD O GOD.” <END> Click on "Random Post" above - see something new. … [Read more...]

“Act of Love” / Memorable Fancies #1521

[“...the strategic enumeration of the passions and the meetings.” – Alain Badiou, Rhapsody for the Theatre] I’ve numbered all the times when we’ve been passionate together, or when I’ve been, anyway, and you were at least complaisant. Sometimes, I thought you were just acting; always, I was. … [Read more...]

“Three’s a Crowd” / Memorable Fancies #1458

[“...saying two is company when the third person is the person darkly spoken of” – Finnegan’s Wake] For an additional fee, our dating firm supplies third persons so that our clients can reflect positively on their twosomeness, their wish to be alone by themselves together. Many satisfied clients tell us it adds to their dating experience. We are also hiring third persons for part-time positions. Call this number now.   <END> Buy it at amazon.com/author/terencekuch: For Anacreon, 30 … [Read more...]

“I Saw You Everywhere” / Memorable Fancies #1439

[“At first, I saw you everywhere.” – Louise Glück] But those others weren’t you. Finally I realized that you weren’t you, either. <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...]