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A medley of sorts.

Dashed with the poetic ramblings of Benjamin Michael.

So have you ever tripped on acid?
by snatchingmoments

chuckpalahniuk:

Several times.  The worst episode was the fur-coat-eating story in the little travel guide ‘Fugitives and Refugees.’  Yes, I ate part of a mink coat.  Forgive me, I was 19 years old.

Duuuuuuddddee


7:17 pm     141 notes
July 30 2014

Abecedarian with Noah

fruitapulp:

by Frank H. Coons

Ararat. After that, all children Noah
Begat, every descendant, wore a water mark,
Caught firmly in their irises; canal
Diggers, longshoremen, Norwegian washer women,
Estonian well diggers—all would feel the
Flood like others felt blood−
Genetically. Even the oilmen on their…


4:35 pm     1 note
July 30 2014

(Source: filmingifs)


11:02 am      52 notes
July 30 2014

Still Life

Outside the Avalon Theatre

the breath of the sun is
distasteful.
A dreaded
mother strolls
with twins
Bob Marley wails from an
iPhone and an orange
tootsie pop wades
to shatter
in the clatter
of midday traffic.


11:00 am     1 note
July 30 2014
Post tags: poetry poem poets on tumblr Benjamin Michael creative writing twc

What Is a Birthday?

Forget the candles let them run
to ruin the buttercream frosting.

A birthday is a scar unseen 
known but not quite by the arrangement
of atoms bound to disintegrate 
like opportunity for the lower-rungs. 

Known but not quite 
by the arrangement of candles
let them run to ruin
as you reflect on streams of joy derived
flowing in the gutter at another street corner
between somewhere and nowhere.

Thoughts deluge, a final question floats
like the skeleton of a cockroach. 
How many more blocks till the cake
becomes an afterthought like the arrangement
of atoms bound to disintegrate?


10:59 am     1 note
July 30 2014
Post tags: poetry poem poets on tumblr Benjamin Michael

bostonreview:

"Instead of seeing China’s commercial heart aglow in afternoon sunlight, I watched a wall of fat, dusky haze surge down the Huangpu River, cloaking the city’s hypermodern skyline in an eerily premature twilight. Chinese tourists donned disposable cotton facemasks, a custom I quickly adopted.”
Sarah Hill on China’s environmental crisis

bostonreview:

"Instead of seeing China’s commercial heart aglow in afternoon sunlight, I watched a wall of fat, dusky haze surge down the Huangpu River, cloaking the city’s hypermodern skyline in an eerily premature twilight. Chinese tourists donned disposable cotton facemasks, a custom I quickly adopted.”

Sarah Hill on China’s environmental crisis


8:08 pm      13 notes
July 29 2014

The day carries on at wounded-elephant pace.


3:28 pm
July 27 2014

(Source: edharrington)


2:51 am      98 notes
July 27 2014

Anything can be an instrument, Chigurh said. Small things. Things you wouldnt even notice. They pass from hand to hand. People dont pay attention. And then one day there’s an accounting. And after that nothing is the same. Well, you say. It’s just a coin. For instance. Nothing special there. What could that be an instrument of? You see the problem. To separate the act from the thing. As if the parts of some moment in history might be interchangeable with the parts of some other moment. How could that be? Well, it’s just a coin. Yes. That’s true. Is it?

— "No Country For Old Men" - Cormac McCarthy (via rightsandwrongs)


2:51 am     6 notes
July 27 2014

(Source: filmingifs, via nerdscloset)


1:25 am      302 notes
July 27 2014

To truly be rational is irrational.

— Benjamin Michael (and many others)


11:51 pm     4 notes
July 26 2014
Post tags: quote quotes philosophical pontificating

plot twist: Kurt Wallander has a good day


11:48 pm     80 notes
July 26 2014

The Bitter End

fruitapulp:

by Justin Boening

At the base of the lobby stairs
in that posh hotel The Bitter End
I call out for a bellhop,
“Show yourself, you coward,”
then see one napping on a bench
in front of a player piano,
looking puny in a floppy
sailor’s suit, white bell-bottoms,
big blue lapels. “After so…

(Source: fruitapulp.com)


5:25 pm     2 notes
July 26 2014

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