Tuesday, April 29, 2014

A Rainy Morning

A young woman in a wheelchair,
wearing a black nylon poncho spattered with rain,
is pushing herself through the morning.
You have seen how pianists
sometimes bend forward to strike the keys,
then lift their hands, draw back to rest,
then lean again to strike just as the chord fades.
Such is the way this woman
strikes at the wheels, then lifts her long white fingers,
letting them float, then bends again to strike
just as the chair slows, as if into a silence.
So expertly she plays the chords
of this difficult music she has mastered,
her wet face beautiful in its concentration,
while the wind turns the pages of rain.

Monday, April 21, 2014

The New Song

For some time I thought there was time
and that there would always be time
for what I had a mind to do
and what I could imagine
going back to and finding it
as I had found it the first time
but by this time I do not know
what I thought when I thought back then

there is no time yet it grows less
there is the sound of rain at night
arriving unknown in the leaves
once without before or after
then I hear the thrush waking
at daybreak singing the new song

Friday, April 4, 2014

Your interest in my interests; Or, Pew! Pew! Pew!

Here is a list of the video games I am currently playing:

  • inFamous: Second Son on PS4
  • Tearaway on PS Vita
  • Animal Crossing on Nintendo 3DS
I highly recommend inFamous: Second Son for anyone who owns a PS4. Not that the PS4 has much to pick from, but this one should be a must-buy. The others are standards for their respective consoles. Animal Crossing isn't as much a game as it is a daily dose of escapism. (Gotta dig up my fossils and check the turnip prices!)