Archive for April, 2008

Friday, April 25th, 2008

Frühling in Jersey City

I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will […]

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Vier in Newark

Ein Auto in die Einfahrt eines Hauses, Blitz und Knall, Reifen heulen, der Student fällt und stirbt in den Armen eines Freundes. “Random Shooting”: Sonntag früh. Im Süden der Stadt, ein Mann vergeht. Mehrere Kugeln, der Kongressabgeordnete lebt Ein paar Häuser entfernt: Sonntag nacht. Achtzehn Jahre schiessen achtzehn Jahren ins Bein, Erwidertes Feuer trifft den […]

Sunday, April 13th, 2008


Stabbed by the light, by beauty, by the day, The network, falling silent, Becomes a lump of fat and blood. But sensing night and seeing lack, Frantically firing electrical sparks, Numbing brain, it awakes, Shivers adrift in the empty sea of all. Lonely screens showed this at night, The fear of an absence of message, […]

Wednesday, April 9th, 2008

Jersey Shores

Hard concrete cold, shore of an asphalt sea, Pavonia Summit Central, sitting dumb, Colorless, squinting, cutting, slow, Among the wrecks of stone as others drift, Consuming suited people, shitting bricks on bums. Now, stumbling, old, a tiny woman’s tiny steps, “It’s gorgeous out” she says and looks and means it, Moving past and driving me […]

Friday, April 4th, 2008

The Lack of a Roar

I came home and found no lion in my living room. Checked the fishtank, looked under the sofa. Lion? Lion? The neighbors rise the music in their battered car to shut me out, And I went to my kitchen in Jersey City, watched by the squirrel on the sill. I think he warned me. Sent […]

Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008


The photon, returning to the sun after having been reflected off the dark spot on the tip of the hair on the end of the tail of the tiger, and reflected at just the right angle, and reflected at just the right time, passed another in the vast blackness, and stopped, surprised, in delight. What […]