October 25, 2009

I am almost in Wisconsin

I will go to this bookstore

then I will eat here

and then I will walk around inside of this for a while.

October 09, 2009

I got some new books in the mail this week

I'm not sure how to feel when I like 1/3 of a poet's poems
more than anything else I've read in a long, long time,
but the other 2/3 of their poems make me feel an emotion
that is best described as "I want to turn the page as fast
and as violently as I can in the hopes that the poet will
feel the gust of wind this reaction creates and that
gust of wind."

Most of me is just happy to have the small amount of poems
that I really like.

I never actually turn the page as fast or as hard as I can.

October 01, 2009

Another Tuscaloosa Vignette

In my local Midas repair shop waiting room, I couldn't help but notice the outstanding array of entertainment options. It was almost impossible to choose between watching Fox News on a small TV up in the corner, reading the bible on the coffee table in the middle of the room, or flipping through the plethora of gun catalogs and hunting magazines on the other table.

In the end I chose to play tetris on my cell phone. Although I was also covertly watching/listening to two southern guys talk trucks and Alabama football while drinking from a shared jug of sweet tea.