Friday, February 26, 2016

Waiting for Some Sun...

And they're making children
And they're making love
With their old excuses
We are built for reproduction
But I find it soothing
When I am confined
I'm just fearing one day soon
I'll lose my mind

Then I'll lose my children
Then I'll lose my love
Then I'll sit in silence
Let the pictures soak
Out of televisions
Float across the room
Whisper into one ear
And out the other one

Then I'll take my clothes off
And I'll walk around
Because it's so nice outside
And I like the way the sun feels
And when it's dark
I'll call out in the night for my mother
But she isn't coming back for me
Cause she's already gone
But you will not tell me that
Cause you know it hurts me everytime you say it
And you know you're doing the right thing
You must know you're doing the right thing

I have lost my children
I have lost my love
I just sit in silence
Let the pictures soak
Out of televisions
Out of televisions
Out of televisions
Out of televisions
Out of televisions

And they're making children
Everyone's in love
I just sit in silence
Let the pictures soak

Tuesday, February 23, 2016


With lifted feet, hands still,
I am poised, and down the hill
Dart, with heedful mind;
The air goes by in a wind.

Swifter and yet more swift,
Till the heart with a mighty lift
Makes the lungs laugh, the throat cry:—
“O bird, see; see, bird, I fly.

“Is this, is this your joy?
O bird, then I, though a boy,
For a golden moment share
Your feathery life in air!”

Say, heart, is there aught like this
In a world that is full of bliss?
‘Tis more than skating, bound
Steel-shod to the level ground.

Speed slackens now, I float
Awhile in my airy boat;
Till, when the wheels scarce crawl,
My feet to the treadles fall.

Alas, that the longest hill
Must end in a vale; but still,
Who climbs with toil, wheresoe’er,
Shall find wings waiting there.
- Henry Charles Beeching, "A Boy’s Song"

Sunday, February 21, 2016

My Fixed Star in the Night Sky

Fixed star is not motionless
Fixed star crossed the strangers.

We are here to watch only
To watch the fixed star and strangers
And by watching we may recognise
Who is who and what is danger.
- gajanan mishra

Friday, February 19, 2016

Playing Favorites

Because my mouth
Is wide with laughter
And my throat
Is deep with song,
You do not think
I suffer after
I have held my pain
So long?

Because my mouth
Is wide with laughter,
You do not hear
My inner cry?
Because my feet
Are gay with dancing,
You do not know
I die?
- Langston Hughes, "Minstrel Man"

Saturday, February 13, 2016

All Dressed Up...

...with No Place to Go.
Prayer for Senility:

God grant me the senility
to forget the people I never liked anyway,
the good fortune to run into the ones I do,
and the eyesight to tell the difference.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Zizek's Master Class on Lacan

Delivered in 2006 at the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, London.

Day 1

Day 2

Day 3

Day 4

Day 5

Day 6

Day 7

Day 8

Day 9

Saturday, February 6, 2016

Exhaling Slowly...

No thoughts just breathing
No regret just breathing
No self pity just breathing
No worries about tomorrow just breathing
No thoughts of...
Oh, right
Just breathing
Curtis, "Breathing" (Apr 24, 2014)

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Losing It

‘He either fears his fate too much
Or his deserts are small
That puts it not unto the touch
To win or lose it all'.
- General Montgomery (6/7/44)