My son speaks more every day / but I get deafer. / We will align for just one day / where I hear all of what he says // but not more.
My very notion of our entire twenty-year relationship went straight to the depths of Hell. None of the roses I had sent her over the years — to her home, to her dressing room — could explain, could excuse, such a colossal misunderstanding.
In the end his body puked him out / as if it were only a stomach / and a mouth. It didn’t let him / just slip away.
A fragile ego is a torturous, irredeemable, and irremediable, quality for a writer. And yet, oh so common.
Let’s say I pretend // I hear every word you say / and am not distracted by the tears / you don’t let fall.
I didn’t have time to masturbate this morning. It’s right there at the top of my To-Do List, but I have way too many things to do. I’m retired and busier than ever.
Pastoureau’s description of the development of our associations with red is revealing, both of the color and ourselves.
“I’m a falconer,” he answered. He had no idea why he said it. It was a lie. He was not a falconer, but sometimes he felt like one. He could be one.
Here, in just a few square kilometers, you can find everything that defines our Europe, the old one and the new.