The Lure

Loki has nothing on Aphrodite;

the real trickster can start the siege of Ilium

and have you teary-eyed looking at old pictures

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Work and Time

Preparation protects us from being sneak-attacked

by the long slog of work-over-time; Continue reading

Memento Mori

“Nothing concentrates the mind so much as –”

our demise: the only inevitability we’ll never experience as an actuality;

but to hold one’s mortality in one’s hands, Continue reading

To Eat, To Dispose

Psychosoma hypostatic monism

(the pendulum swings, but its axis is one)

the mind is a body, the body: digestive tract

with a support cast of organs (like thumbs

and brains); “Let us read, mark, and inwardly di-gest”;

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Still, Wait, Decay, Emerge

Gress to the glade and grimly grind the grist;

crunch with the crowns, crush the kernel, create Continue reading