February 27, 2015 § Leave a comment
Of television: life and living.
It’s true that our plumb jobs start early
And that we’re late to leave
But my god
It’s the Golden Age –
February 26, 2015 § Leave a comment
A ballpoint pen glides
Across the paper
A fresh white sheet
Torn from a notebook
Blue ink slashing
February 24, 2015 § Leave a comment
The premise for this piece hardly seems worth mentioning, yet it is the necessary starting place for this discussion: we take a lot of pictures these days. We take them on phones and on cameras and on webcams and on any other gadget that you could possibly imagine to attach photo-taking technology onto. And all of these devices are pretty much always around. And so we snap, snap, snap. While there is plenty to be said about technology changing society, its efficacy and ubiquity – especially in developed countries but increasingly everywhere else as well – there is also something be asked: what is the point of pictures?
February 23, 2015 § Leave a comment
Scratch my name into the feet of statues
Around the world; write me into being;
On the spotless walls of the avenues
Re-scrawl my name with love everlasting.