“The Inner Life” / Memorable Fancies #1632

[“I had an inner life going on all the time but wouldn’t admit it.” – Sylvia Plath] “What you see,” he told her, “is what you get. There are no hidden meanings; there’s nothing mysterious going on ‘inside’ me. “I try to emulate our robots,” he continued. “Once you’ve exercised all the code modules, read all the data, there’s nothing left to surmise, to dread ... to hope for, to be disappointed.” [Click ‘Random Post’ above – be astonished] … [Read more...]

“‘Who are you'” / Memorable Fancies #1549

Who are you? My name is – No, not your name. Who are you? My name is – No, who are you? (louder)  MY NAME IS JOHN STEVENSON Who would you be if you didn’t have a name? (blank stare) Right... … [Read more...]

“Who Am I?” / Memorable Fancies #1208

He turns to look at the waves just now breaking on the shore. Yes, he thinks, the scene is just like that famous painting. And he himself could pass for the man in the painting who’s admiring the shore, just now having turned to look at. Or the painter who’d painted moving water, stilling the breaking wave. Or a museum visitor, staring at the painting on the wall. Yes, he thinks, he’s always had that small problem of knowing who he was, which of his many persons he could be that day... … [Read more...]

“Little House” / Memorable Fancies #1434

[“lady will you come with me into / the extremely little house of / my mind.” – e.e.cummings] There’s not much to see here, but there’s no hidden furniture, 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...]

“Who Are You?” / Memorable Fancies #1350

[“How can it not know what it is?” – Blade Runner] I’ve overheard them telling each other that I don’t know who I am. That I’m not “authentic.” But I do know. I’m not an authentic of anything they recognize, true; but I’m an authentic me. <END> Buy it at amazon.com/author/terencekuch: At All Adventure, a Maltheist gospel. … [Read more...]