"It's about words, and words are all I have…"



“prophets who cannot attract disciples  who cannot

make themselves understood  are just madmen”   ditto

poets  and grieving sisters  this pith re: a McLuhan play

having its day on mean streets  TO


everyone done with this mad sister’s grief  enough of your

doublespeak  they unclamour for your every word  and clocking

in at one month (!) since his meeting with our darklord  that sounds

about right  in a sound bite world   long drawn out +dramaturgid

your pain is obsolete  sister


so you can take your pulsing light  and stick it where the sun don’t

shine  your smell of burnt toast   the toppermost!   a visitation in hell-

hole resort  where doorman named Allan with 4 family members cancer

ravaged +skydwelling  hugged you passionately each day as you dragged

your smelly carcass back to the hole away from home  as brother lay  draining


but today you will jump up from your flannel clad bed  and throw down

your crutches  knowing that:  he was long gone by the time Cremations R

Us came for him   he’d come to bid u farewell at said hotel the day before

and fit nicely into your left ventricle   where he remains    disciples are




..Astride of a grave and a difficult birth. Down in the hole,

lingeringly, the grave-digger puts on the forceps.

(Waiting for Godot  Samuel Beckett  1954.)


Fall 2018  ..waiting for godot  +the smell of burnt toast..


*Consult your doctor if you experience the symptoms of phantosmia,

so that your doctor can rule out any serious underlying disorders that

may be causing the detected smell. Unless you have suffered a loss in

the preceding 18 months when out of body: pre and post death visitations

often occur, smelling like something is burning.  (Mayo Clinic 2018)



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