drizzly gray mid-summer day at Walden Pond. Circling what
i thought would be a holy font,
i feel depressed, as
i sense that the
poet of the pond has deserted...
when i come upon an old man in a black
kimono sitting by the shore. i sit down next to him.
i look in the direction
of his gaze, and
in his eyes i see a frog jump into the pond...
air blooms with a spray of pixels, the man laughs & laughs, then
recites a poem
whose words i do not understand.
|In Albuquerque, NM, I'm startled by
a fire engine's shrill siren, let's now descend the
phyletic tree and see what happens when we stimulate the amygdala
of reptiles. It's a tricky business to use living reptiles as
examples of Cybele, herself, a castrated hermaphrodite,
an almond tree sprouted from the severed genitals. Nana, a maiden,
'caught one the almond nuts in her lap at harvest-time, got pregnant
from it, and exposed the offspring, Attis, who was raised by what
reptiles might have been like when mammals diverged, as current reptiles themselves come from the mind that loves to leap, quivers and
shrinks into a round table. Three women are in an animated discussion.
A man's reading a newspaper; another stares into space.
i am hiking in the mountains with a partner who hasn't been
on this trail before. To our right is a mesa with large trees
growing at its base, then high grass is in front of us, in which
i know a trail is hidden, which we finally see...and emerge into
a wide open field, where we rest by a table. There is a group
of inexperienced hikers, with a guide who breaks out a container
of water and explains that it should always contain some ice.
will you lead me with the smell of almonds up over
the leafless mountain, in the blood red evening...
punctures in the back of my hand, some red marks down
a leg. The dog's owner calls him off, however, efforts to
breed primarily for highaggression levels are what we are especially
interested in here. Development
of such subspecies as Spanish fighting bulls, fighting cocks, Siamese
fighting fish, and fighting dogs like the currently infamous English
pit bull terrier has frequently been informally carried out by unschooled
owners apologizing to
chemicals, I think, exploded in the animal's brain?