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Re: Zuihitsu

Post by the mingo » April 27th, 2021, 5:43 am

Ya got to tend things.

Deer gets nailed trying to cross the road in the winter. Body thrown in the ditch. I roll by it in the spring on my bike.
Big hole in the side of the carcass - like the entrance to a cave.

the “wo” in “woman” stands for “wife”. And to refer specifically to male humans, Old and Middle English had the word wer, which is the origin of were- in werewolf.

Ya got to tend things.

sub-conscious - 1.
of or concerning the part of the mind of which one is not fully aware but which influences one's actions and feelings:

I called up Jimmy Morrison the other day. I said, "Jimmy, you were right. This is the land where the Pharoah died." He replied, "Tell me about it, the last thing I remember is sitting in a bathtub in Paris."

Ya got to tend things.
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Post by the mingo » May 8th, 2021, 1:26 am

I fixed the lawnmower today.

Someone needs to fix the rain.
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Post by the mingo » May 21st, 2021, 1:42 am

Rolling on a ride today I pass the carcass of a small bird on the shoulder. I turn around go back. Small brown bird, if it had young back in the nest they are all dying now. Things being connected as they are. I took a last look knowing my own life as passing too. Then I spun the cranks, the electic motor kicked in helping me up the hill.
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Post by sasha » May 24th, 2021, 12:55 pm

Had my 2nd shot last week, and only now feel like I'm hitting on all four. My symptoms were mild - listless & lethargic, with a slight headache the first day - but slow to depart.

I step outside to pee, and off in the bush I hear a robin - or what sounds like one. But this robin is using phrases I've never heard from one before - including a repeated pattern of four identically pitched high notes. I return for the TasCam, but by the time I've got it mounted on the tripod and step back outside, it has fallen silent. The fish always seem to be elsewhere when you finally dip your baited hook into the water.

A phoebe tauntingly laughs behind me, and somewhere a chipmunk is barking. A hawk launches himself from a treetop, and sails off deeper into the woods. I hear the rattle of a pickup near the base of the hill, and listen to it approach as I wait to see who it is.

It's Dave, probably on his way to another contracted construction job.

The mystery bird starts up again, so I position the recorder and set it to capture. I'll upload it later to see if it was worth the wait.
 
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Post by the mingo » June 2nd, 2021, 9:50 am

This bird walking back/forth on this branch next the river the bird is brown with a nest nearby - addresses, I need addresses - I need to clean off my drawing table so I can use it to work as it was intended for - as it is just bare enough room to address a postcard -

clutter is a real enemy around here or around anyplace comes to cases - any clean horizontal surface is Indian country - waiting to ambush unwary passerbys or is that bystanders? Is either spelled right? You can get anal 'bout anything. Another big danger. Objects in space - you can actually measure in cubic inches how much "space" an object occupies which is anal since "space" is a theoretical anomaly anyway - "existence" is also a theory, I mean did "existence" apply to anything before God created Adam? Take that notion to your preacher. Do it on a Thursday, Thursday is a good time for that sort of thing, the rush of the current week has spent much of its energy and there is this pause as the weekend gears up, this pause is always on a Thursday. So Thursday is a perfect time for notions such as "existence" -

No bird at the moment, she flew off just up river landed in a bush has been singing her ass off - I can hear her but not see her, she is officially an "unlocated bird" "unlocated" in relation to me at any rate - my dog is licking and nipping her paws in attempt to deal with fleas -

fleas - the parasitic nature of life is all around us - we have been to the moon and currently have our sights set on Mars but no one has ever broken the parasitic cycle of life - it doesn't get much play among the utopians either -

the thought of the last thing and the next thing appears/disappears ...
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Re: Zuihitsu

Post by the mingo » June 7th, 2021, 10:22 pm

Paperback Poems



George in New Zealand - here's your massive shaky

Jamie in North Carolina - here's your historical noiseless

Don in Wyoming - your unadvised boats are gaping

Pablo in Chile - you stare at wind

Linda in Cali - your excellent wrench, you know it bonny

Bo in Alabama - the pieces don't move around the board by themselves

SuZu in New Jersey - o you sweet girl
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Post by the mingo » June 8th, 2021, 10:28 pm

Paperback Poems

Pammy, it's a goner, a real leaker.

Dave, now's your chance, shut the fuck up.

Anna Louisiana, dead in the shit pond.

Walden, from Missouri, head shot, freaked out, helicopter city.

Jamie, bye-bye dadio, Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Amasa, god-damn cannibals, Gettysburg, PA.

William, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, practicing pimp control, high-stepping, on fire.

Rando, Albuquerque, one for good luck.

Nebraska Judy, snake eyes - a lot of bounce, a cow finally did him in, flatter than hammered shit -

Zuzoom - cuddling the dead, dust trail, a bit dull for Howard, no address
Doll, you may have found a place of rest but I'm still on the trail.

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Post by stilltrucking » June 15th, 2021, 3:38 pm

sad ass jack in Astoria
a trail of blood from east coast to west

trucker named Andy with a steel plate in his head
with his shoulder to the wheel trying to push a semi sunk to the axles in mud
he knew what to the max meant
I had to tell him the war is over, its peacetime let's' wait for a hook 8)

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Re: Zuihitsu

Post by the mingo » June 16th, 2021, 6:31 am

It's Peacetime Let's Wait for a Hook


Give me a moment, I'm going through the contest crate for any interesting & agreeable demonics right now ...

- hell, all I see is an old tube of terrorist toothpaste, my corn husk shoes are falling apart from so much time out in the stink yard - even the ugliest plan would be an exuberant discovery at this point of harmonious imminent cling -

the masturbatory didactic! fuck! send oranges to a charity! I'm about to dash into the alley where the voice babies are waiting for their Mother's promised return - fresh sparks disobey gravity, long society isn't that long, my tacky and broken fangs ain't enough anymore to swallow snails much less catch them

... and I shake putting on my shirt.

If I had been born in Tokyo I'd be madly expensive by now.
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Post by stilltrucking » June 18th, 2021, 3:17 am

demonic Zuihitsu
chessboard
key stroke masturbation

sad ass jack in Adams Morgan in DC in 73
watches his white underwear turn red from the blood seeping from his testicles
planet queen give me your daughter

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Post by the mingo » June 20th, 2021, 9:54 pm

Amy, Scotland - you're right, the chum bucket was no joke.

Sully, lights out, night in - now we worry about the fat - Missoula, Montana

Ritso, voter suppression, you caved - Missy says goodbye - she's a good mask & leather bonding specialist - you really blew it - Roanoke, Virginia

Lorraine - exodus, birds crossing your path, crickets in the deep grass, rolling on Bethlehem - Eagle Butte, South Dakota

Harry - nuisance & menace to society, no contest, no fat nurse to save you now - N. 84th St. Lincoln, Nebraska

Sorry Harley, your gravestone was the victim of vandals, not even the dingus is safe, bye-bye Harry Truman, no easy way out - Rocky, who do you love? - St. Louis, Missouri

All the Yankees that died are in their graves, all the Confederates too, John needs to be taken home - we'll tend the stones - Goodnite, DK, it didn't mean what we thought but we're only part to blame - Lake Placid, NY -
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Post by sasha » August 16th, 2021, 5:30 pm

I saw something very odd & interesting today. As I sat at my computer, motion at the window to my right caught my attention. Dozens of birds were streaking by, traversing from south to north, disappearing into the woods on the opposite side of the road.

I rose and opened the front door. They continued to stream from the woods behind me into the woods before me, dozens at a time, a continuous river of birds silently flowing past. At first I thought they might be starlings - but they were too large (a little bigger than robins, maybe), and the few that landed briefly in my driveway showed themselves to be sleek, with brownish-black plumage, without the mottling typical of a starling. Grackles, maybe?

The spectacle continued for at least 10 minutes, during which hundreds, maybe thousands, passed through my yard. I have no idea what I witnessed, but was quite pleased that after all these decades, these woods can still surprise.
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Post by sasha » August 31st, 2021, 10:24 am

Well, now I've done it. After a year of constant pain, of forced physical inactivity, of unwanted weight gain, I've taken the first step.

I've scheduled The Surgery.

Yep. At the end of September they're going to cut off my left leg and reattach it with a titanium pin. They're going to saw off the head of my femur & replace it with a ceramic hemisphere, ream out the socket in my pelvis & cement in a polymer-lined stainless steel cup.

As scary as the procedure sounds, it's the recuperation that frightens me more. I live alone, and the prospect of becoming helplessly invalid is terrifying. My daughter will be flying east to stay with me for the first week or two; my sister lives 30 minutes away and promises to look in on me; and physical therapists will drop in a few times a week to put me through my paces; so I won't really be that isolated. But that first week or two are going to be an ordeal.

No more so than the last year has been, I'll wager......

Onward. No looking back now......
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Re: Zuihitsu

Post by judih » August 31st, 2021, 1:11 pm

holy shit, mr. sasha. Let us know if we can virtually be of some assistance. And of course find ways to ease yourself towards the future. Whoever arranged that incredible sky show of birds, for example, obviously is on your side. each minute a spectacle.

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Post by sasha » August 31st, 2021, 2:51 pm

Thanks for the well-wishes. This is pretty much the procedure Doreen has already gone through, I just described it a bit more graphically. The fact that I'll be leaving the hospital the day after surgery suggests that I'm not expected to be on my back too long. I hope to be healed enough by the time snow flies to deal with that, but if not, I have neighbors with snowblowers more than willing to help out. And I'm soooo looking forward to tramping the Birch Hill WMA again - I've missed it. SAW should be up & about by then, maybe he could post more pix of his Gunpowder River treks to remind me of what's to come!
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