Saturday, November 21, 2015

or NO


or NO

or YES you wander alone saying

YES I know

I must have been here

grasping unseen


from potent hands

wrapped damp deserted


sprouting in dark places


aren’t we all

Boneless—Ready to Eat


Boneless—Ready to Eat

What crashed into my ZONA TORRIDA could not be identified by conditional methods, so I tried the unconditional ones which left me exhausted at the moment the skies filled with tiny birds swirling in currents, a maelstrom in the air, a vortex draining crisp contour lines of their strength, a window opening then closing before I knew or could even guess what had spilled, soup or the jailed set free.


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

I could feel

I could feel
I could feel you avoid the truth
could feel you avoid the truth
feel you avoid the truth
you avoid the truth
avoid the truth
the truth
A voice out of the darkness said
A voice out of the darkness
A voice out of the
A voice out of
A voice out
A voice
A void
the truth

Friday, July 24, 2015

les affiches de l'été


This poster board places you firmly in Cathar Country. But the big news here is the appearance of a national celeb in our neighborhood, with Patrick Sebastien himself giving a performance in a parking lot in Estagel next month. There was once a day when we would not have missed this for anything, but, well, those were the days. Now we're content to just know that it is happening, which means that, in a very real sense, much (if not all) is right with the world.


Thursday, July 23, 2015

on dirait de la pluie . . .


On our walk this morning, the sky was looking rainy. We are skeptical, though. No rain here for a long time, but they've got sure-enough drought conditions in the eastern departments of the Languedoc-Roussillon, where they've instituted water use alerts.

Otherwise, a normal July day. As I write, a helicopter flies over, headed for the gorges. The village air raid siren screams. Ambulance sirens on the main road. Vacation is not easy.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Another casualty


Another casualty of the heatwave. Seen on an early, early walkaround, taken for health's sake.