September 12

When I turned my iPhone back on as we taxied to the gate
preparing for a dash for my connecting flight
a voicemail had arrived:

The following is important information about your flight
which has been cancelled due to an earlier cancellation
due to weather in your area.

And this is how they told me I’d be emerging from the airport
an abstractly secure place with seemingly no connections
to the city around it

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Participation Mystique

Re-reading William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition made me sadly wistful for a time in the recent past, when the book’s heroine Cayce Pollard could seem hip, cool, and high-tech by cabling up a cell phone to an iBook and sending emails to people. She could do almost everything she does in the book now with an iPhone, as owned by every high school student. Continue reading “Participation Mystique”

The Same Earth

My sons march on the same earth
I practiced on a different century ago
but that was before I tried writing a novel
getting married, watching
Remains of the Day.

I can’t recognize the place
because the new band room
and a fence has been added on
and so much grass has grown
since then.

Booze and Jetlag

As shown in a movie like Lost in Translation
best experienced with headphones, the way
sounds of a strange city come at you wrong
out of phase

are what separate you from the self
that worries about the past and future, which
liberates you for a moment

which must nevertheless be saved up for,
and paid with interest.

Still Alive

Still alive, folks! Working on:

a) a job

b) a business

c) a search for a better job (or more business).

Spam from a Dead Friend

I stare at the tangible presence
evoking forwarded messages
a taste of lemonade from 1978
an avatar made with a flip-phone
and connected with an inadvertent
Google+ account.

only pixels arranged in a certain way.

Found poem: Spam comment

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This is simply a cut and paste from a spam comment I received in another site. I’m not too worried about the spammer’s rights to this work, but if any of this is something you legitimately wrote, let me know and I’ll take it down.

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