Remember When: Vol 11
Can we name our refrigerator Carol?
A compendium of the best & most starling-based & starling-related observational humor.
Do you remember when everyone was watching that movie Traffic & how that year all the first-born males in America were named Traffic?
Remember when People used to say "Suck it ugly; I'm so beautiful I barf butterflies"?
Remember when people listened to that Jesus Jones song in convertible Chrysler Sebrings?
My review of Anthony Hawley's Forget Reading is up at the Cutbank reviews site.
Biking downhill beside the cemetery on 5th Ave a pigeon flew up in front of me & hit my head. Not hard, not Fabio-on-a-roller-coaster hard, more of a grazing, but it was still much closer than I want to be to any Brooklyn pigeons.
by Moikom Zeqo
trans by Wayne Miller
Zach Schomburg Reads
Most Likely to Be the Best Records for Packing Up & Cleaning an Apartment
Robert Desnos is Dreaming
Open your eyes. The gendarme
fighting along the border
cuts a passageway to the right
ventricle, removing the words
by hand. He continues until
our clothes are warm and damp
at his feet. is the gendarme the light
crawling this crual difference
between us? The heart beats
back. I don't know which
is worse, to wake up or
keep sleeping. At least I know
what my heart is for.
"No, you don't," she says.
And she's right, I don't.
Someone walked out into another day's blue
By someone I mean anyone other than me
At the flip of a switch the light bulbs burst
Cocteau Used a car radio on account of
Bathroom light can be so unflattering
Watching veins sink into her chest
As she breathes in the bleach
I used to live in Lincoln, Nebraska.