Wednesday, August 30, 2006


or even worse, Chrs.

Who ends correspondence that way? Why chop the 2 "e's" out? Why write it at all? I'm guessing it was the semester abroad.

I did offer a toast today - rang in the new year
of fresh faces, acne blanketed with proactiv,
abs perched above low-slung jeans, wide belts
and all this below cherubic, open faces full of ignorance.

Hello essence of adolescence,
hello hormone and ring tones,
hello erection and damp midsection,
hello fake tans and freshman.

Teaching. I'll be dead inside before you know it.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006



callipygous, precocious, dendrite, lugubrious, cotilian


penile, cupcake, pedagogy, pocketbook, concommitant

Sunday, August 27, 2006

what do you think?

what's the ugliest part of your body?
what's the ugliest part of a maleperson's body?
how about the female?are they the same?
what is the most powerful word in the language?
what inch of flesh?
body male female same language flesh.

or a sestina:

Try it.

-- MA

Dark hole of possibilities

So this thing's on. Dark room, dark hole of a begining, just myself and a whole top drawer of possibilities. I could get out the dictionary and play games or get out the school bag and get ready for the semester to slide into place (is this it? how about this? here? Oh, here!).

Instead, I'm writing about want and entitlement .
I'm just not doing it here.