Success is not counted by how high you have climbed but by how many people you brought with you.
— Wil Rose
— Wil Rose
Of course — it’s the west coast.
bear + piano = i’m in heaven
—Falser Words Were Never Spoken
After a Lady Gaga binge, I need to go back to listening to music I actually care about. This song is new to me and kind of insanely beautiful.
Sonsick, San Fermin
You know you have a good roommate if she sends you Susan B. Anthony quotes for a little tough-love motivation.
I walk over plyboard and inhale raw smoke.
The metal sheets vibrate below me.
There is sunlight above me.
Three J trains pass before the M but I am patient. On the subway I sit and he is next to me, matching. We wear blue collared shirts though mine is torn at the elbow. We take out books and begin at the beginning. He is reading Faulkner and I wonder how he had so much to say.
I judged a book by its cover once. It was patterned yellow and grey and the spine was like crackled stone, the pages unmoving rivers. Inside the words were melodies of sweet oboes and cellos. I held sentences in my lap and chapters between my teeth.
I have never once liked roses.
In Storm King we wrote our own book covers and re-designed story plots. The cats keep crying outside my window and I want to throw them my leftovers. Instead I pull them into narrative:
The house was shut down
so they came to run the water.
Underneath a big sky there is
a paint job and old VHS tapes.
On subways the woman is crying,
it is what the city sometimes does.
The little boy rests his small head
on my thigh and I know him.
The flock of geese bow in the middle of the night
the cats scream in alleys, in Brooklyn, in mornings
as we enter the house above the city,
as we move like specs of yellow light.
We turned on the lights and the gas.
The faucet was rust and out poured
vodka into tiny cups with milk.
The leaves were black.
The leaves are hidden in New York.
There are no homes but there are stages:
We sew curtains with shoelaces and
seats are made of royal blue velvet.
We put on the most magnificent shows.