2011 28 September :: 4.18am
This is what happens when I listen to Smashing Pumpkins B-sides after a years-long hiatus.
2009 19 October :: 11.10am
Little White Lies - Deer Tick
2009 14 October :: 12.54pm
Expiration Date - Pomplamoose
2009 19 September :: 11.06am
Airstream Driver - Gomez
Go carefully, carefully.
2009 16 September :: 7.05pm
No, this will never get old.
2009 23 August :: 6.26pm
If you could see me now
2009 18 August :: 7.57pm
2009 18 August :: 7.45pm
Perhaps my father's name will pass on extra-genetic traits
that will allow her fingers to be linguists,
or call the cat that tore the tongues from our faces
and left us a site for reconstruction.
Perhaps I will carry her in the folds of my pockets,
the full moon rising on the sound of horse hair in the wind.
But it's likely I'll feed her as my mother did me,
feasting on founding fathers and Great Expectations,
though the cat remains curled in the corners of our mouths
waiting for a thoughtless sigh or a Please pass the butter.
So together we dangle among our twin ribs,
belonging, at the moment, only to each other.
2009 18 August :: 7.45pm
A Taste of Home
My eardrums fought against the pressure change,
everyone exhaled and the wings shuddered
open. The engine's hollow roar dissolved
and the lights ticked on.
Not-my-bags trundled endlessly before
my mechanical muscles reached for one they
recognized and swung its familiar bulk
to smash on the cart.
Shway shway! Fee combyutar dakhil, hajji!
The words come only after I say them -
like half-formed pearls oozing and popping at
the back of my throat.
This place feels mushy and incoherent
like old food re-found behind molars,
but it tastes like my bedsheets and smells like
something left behind.
2009 18 August :: 7.44pm
Mindfulness in a Minefield
When you are breathing, know that you are breathing.
You expand your lungs and fill them with dust.
When you are walking, know that you are walking.
In a sterile room your sister is teething,
the lobby adjacent is all char and rust.
when you are breathing, know that you are breathing.
On a slick poster two children are talking
in a desert minefield: "You must adjust
when you are walking." Know that you are walking.
Across the lot, the refinery, burning,
makes your mother look at your birdcage bust
as you are breathing. Know that you are breathing.
You dream you are a lion hoarsely roaring
backwards. Breathe dust, walk fire. You learn not to trust
when you are walking, know that you are walking.
Faint memories, sporadic, murky dregs cling
to the sides of your skull. You are the stillest
when you are breathing. Know that you are breathing
when you are walking. Know that you are walking.
2009 18 August :: 7.34pm
Realpeople Holland (Beirut offshoot) - My Night With the Prostitute From Marseille
2009 18 August :: 7.22pm
Animal Collective - Brother Sport