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Last Build Date: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:57:25 +0000


The brown fog of electoral wasteland and the excarnation of the religious right

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:57:25 +0000

  As all Grow Mercy readers (the crowd in the phone booth) know, it’s not often I hold forth politically. But the spectre south of the 49th has me seeking some kind of catharsis for my internal churn. (As I was moiling, the muse burned.) Writing it out helps. The following then is a sort...

Early in the morning you enter my mind.

Thu, 06 Oct 2016 16:44:56 +0000

It happens like this: I’ll be sitting outside and the reclining light of a near full moon will glance off my shoulder onto my fingers and let me, make me, work these keys to find the song that will change your life. Then, by breakfast, those words, that very tune, will slide off my toast...

the self-estrangement you’re experiencing is normal

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:51:04 +0000

i assure you, the self-estrangement you’re experiencing is normal:look around, your driveway is clean,in your backyard there are squirrels and birds, on the sidewalk people wave, say good morning,the church on the corner is almost attended;on the other side of the water,barrel bombs fall, 50 or more a day,blinded families, newly deaf, cry out,bleeding children...

Nibbled to death by ducks

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:54:56 +0000

A bit of truth, a bit of whimsy… On the Inner Harbour walkway, two men, dressed neatly, stand statelybeside their “literature” carts.They glisten with pity as I approach. Magazines they hold to their chests say:Awake! (I have been caught dreaming), Answers to Life’s Questions(they have spotted me without any), and, How to Harness your Habits...