Beginner

Transitions, thoughts and feels.



Backward

You remember too much,

my mother said to me recently.

Why hold onto all that?

And I said,

Where do I put it down?

— Anne Carson, from “The Glass Essay” (via vrban)

(via thewinnibelle)

contramonte:

Elissa on Salvation Mountain (by Thomas van der Zaag)

Notes to self on transition to Chicago

  • Write sober.
  • Sincerity is the antidote to irony.
  • Go home to your chosen family.
  • Cook together.
  • Be kind.

Utopia

We stir, drawing out 
late morning talks,
Sundays unfolding.

The newspaper speaks
of how to preserve
the remnants of summer,
tomatoes held
in glass jars,
their flesh still beating.

The television hums 
and we fog ourselves.

Headlines on the potential 
for a football win, successful crops,
a child saved by the police. 

We are submerged with
instructions on the preparation
of utopia, acquaintances
oblivious and utterly content.

It is possible to watch
long enough until 
you are forgotten.




  • Holy Hill.

  • Weekend in Madison.

  • First of fall.

  • damenbrown:

    Yesterday was a good day of exploring with this lady. Today, I’m off to a late start, but I have high hopes.

    Chicago adventures with damenbrown

    (Source: berrystapp)