An autumn afternoon in Seattle (a poem)

Spacing out at the library after working on a copy-editing job… According to my computer screen I have Very Finnish Problems or maybe it’s just SAD (not sure if it’s the disorder or the campaign-tweet interjection) If the former is true I have 25% Finnish problems the rest is that part of the year where [...]

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Easter eggs in autumn (a poem)

Inspired by the Shiina Ringo DVDs 賣笑エクスタシー [Baishou Ecstasy] and Electric Mole. Cat ears Cat’s eyes Which pair shows the truth of the disguise? There’s a girl in kimono playing guitar at the Budokan she might know but don’t expect her to tell… The lock won’t open if you don’t know the code Your chances [...]

Tumbling (a poem)

Inspired by Tumblr feeds. The image repeats up and down the screen a scrolling scene change in the form of repetition for tired eyes to notice A collage of rope and flowers marks burned into parchment flashbacks from the dream rendered in layers impermanence translated as beauty Pools of honey have drowned the bees spiders [...]

Frontispiece (A poem)

A bit of stream-of-consciousness writing while watching an episode of Sleepy Hollow… Mint fresh stretched out beyond The Capricorn tunic lit by the lantern’s glow History’s marks bind us together as they tear us asunder Quizzical looks mask hurt feelings False verses Spanish chains Split type stack demands contained herein to consecrate ambiguity for the sake [...]

The spider outside my window (A poem)

For the last few weeks, there has been a rather large spider web outside my bathroom window, built by a rather impressive-looking spider. The spider seems to occupy the web only during the day; at night, it camouflages itself by moving up to the back of the outdoor floodlight… Her web deformed by the first [...]

Autumn festival (a poem)

I hate nature poems—so of course I end up writing one (or something resembling one)… A commotion arises in the treetops waving and whispering up and down the banks The anticipation is palpable its energy practically crackles in the air Even the jets passing overhead cannot drown it out The festival will soon begin squirrels [...]

Happy for the day (a poem)

I was doing other stuff, so this was all I wrote yesterday… You know, this reminds me so much of back then: the sunlight, the breeze, the hint of autumn crispness in the late summer air that song I used to listen to on my Walkman® as I walked from shop to shop looking for [...]

The third day of rain (a poem)

Giving in to the autumnal cast of the last few days… 1 It's the third day of rain today… Summer is returning us gently back to the cradle of autumn with its crackling bed of bronzed leaves and its promises of warm fireplaces and soft blankets a hint of melancholy in the air vaguely reminiscent [...]