Archive for June, 2009

Friday, June 26th, 2009

on a hot day when i see bicycles

she had white carpet in the entryway. i think there was a mirror there, but i have no recollection of my reflection in it, only the shock of the blood seeping into the white of my new shirt, proud-bought just days before with my very own money. it was the very last morning of my first […]

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Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

the cyborg momifesto

i hear it everywhere, popping out from headlines, referenced casually until it begins to smell of truth. and stink a little with the impotence and collective rot it creates. a whiff of faint bewilderment, the fear of mortality and obsolescence. the thrill of feeling one has eaten from the prescient tree of knowledge, even if […]

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Saturday, June 20th, 2009

and the livin’ is easy

hot days. finally summer.  i live on an island with beaches that get touted in ads around the world.  we ran a campaign in the 80’s that sold PEI as “the warmest waters north of Florida.” i remember a local comedian quipping, c’mon. don’t shit me here. i took geography. the warmest waters north of […]

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Monday, June 15th, 2009


he came up as a suggested Facebook friend. that application baffles me, i admit.  it repeatedly pimps my brother’s dead dog’s memorial account, along with the guy who groped me most awkwardly – and somewhat traumatically – on that camping trip in college.  erm, no.  thank you.  and then there’s the gaggle of people i […]

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Friday, June 12th, 2009

i would take the Northwest Passage

a long time ago now, i went North.  to teach. i’d crossed the Arctic Circle once before, as a kid; the summer i was ten years old, i spent six weeks with my father in a landscape that looked like the moon to me – the sand and lichen and hardy little flowers of the […]

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Tuesday, June 9th, 2009

tried in my way to be free

i saw a beggar leaning on his wooden crutch he said to me you must not ask for so much and  a pretty woman leaning in her darkened door she cried to me hey, why not ask for more? – Bird on a Wire, Leonard Cohen Josephine pulled herself up yesterday for the first time. […]

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Sunday, June 7th, 2009

life’s rich pageant

we talk about it, her father and i. without hand-wringing, because it is neither of our first priorities, but with curiosity nonetheless, because observation of humanity is a hobby here. like a betting people taking wagers, we muse about it with gravity, as if it mattered…and in the same breath, with cavalier pretense, as if it […]

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Wednesday, June 3rd, 2009

when i grow up redux – on potential

my mother tells me i walked at nine months old. she has been telling me that for as long as i can remember. she’s also prone to mentioning that i spoke in clear sentences by two, and stayed dry through the nights shortly after.   oh, i was a starbaby, clearly. and my mother’s pride […]

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