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Is the paper ruled  when it arrives?

The equation so familiar is  gone We cannot represent the world by signs Seen and mocked by scholars,  all is done Reality imposed  this skeleton Where is the human feeling, once benign? The equation once familiar is  gone Deferential calculus. … Continue reading

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The pirhana monologues

 First posted on April 29, 2015 Hello,can you put me through to the vulva clinic? We have no vulgar clinics here. I said vulva Oh, the valve clinic? Not heart valves… What tyre valves? Surely you don’t treat bikes? I run … Continue reading

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Dialogue

Most conversations are simply monologues delivered in the presence of a witness. Margaret Miller [ att]   A monologue needs friends  attuned and named If  alone, the endless thoughts would wind Like cotton wraps the reel,like life begins   Self … Continue reading

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Love in a mist

Western Scotland ‘s covered in sea mists While Southern England dreams in  fragrant  heat Today some Scottish  sweethearts kissed and kissed In Western Scotland enjoying deep mist While lovers touch their lips to inner wrists Promoting in their hearts enlivening … Continue reading

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What is hatred?

  https://www.definitions.net/definition/hatred   Extract Hatred Hatred is a deep and emotional extreme dislike that can be directed against individuals, entities, objects, or ideas. Hatred is often associated with feelings of anger and a disposition towards hostility. Commonly held moral rules, … Continue reading

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Sadness in its force has an allure

The memory of my loss still gives me pain I do not wish to feel it  anymore The butterfly is   battered once again The waiting with its vigilance is strained As if a monster shuffles to my door The memory … Continue reading

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The word laundry

The “word laundry” is very busy now: The “non involved,” the children “used as shields” Creating euphemisms and bloody how! Certain words we cannot yet allow Tampax,blood and women who, paid,  yield The word laundry is very busy now With … Continue reading

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What is disrationalia?

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/rational-and-irrational-thought-the-thinking-that-iq-tests-miss/   Rational and Irrational Thought: The Thinking That IQ Tests Miss Why smart people sometimes do dumb things By Keith E. Stanovich on January 1, 2015 Credit: ISTOCKPHOTO IN BRIEF Who are You Calling “Smart”? Traditional IQ tests miss some of … Continue reading

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Can human sacrifice expunge our sins?

I felt the sun’s heat on the wheelie bins The plastic lids and handles stung my hand The rumbling wheels made their own  ugly din I bumped my leg and nearly burned my shins This work is more familiar to … Continue reading

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Hannah Arendt

  http://bostonreview.net/vivian-gornick-hannah-arendt-on-being-jewish   The Jewish Writings is a collection of Arendt’s articles and essays written between 1932 and 1966. For this reviewer, they come as a revelation. I had never understood, exactly, the mental road Arendt traveled to get to … Continue reading

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