Series B: Cards #89-93

Poetic Postcards


In the annals of looking-
glass time, in the manner
of certain people, we found
a change of skin. Such as
the ways of moon-mice that
we knew of, there were
methods of breaking loose
minds from their injuries
& conceits. Afloat on the
associative (note: not commut-
ative) stream, he awoke to
a hidden mechanism crack-
ing into all his attempts at justice

::: These went out a while ago. Still covering parts of DC and NYC. Still sending to mental health professionals. Though some have now gone to poets, too. The missing number will be posted, too. No more than one post a day. Many of the missing ones only went out on Friday, though. Image credit, link to postcard files, etc. at bottom. :::

Rapping on the walls, he
pondered whether there might
be hidden microphones. Wrap-
ping up the session, he consid-
ered new…

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5 thoughts on “Series B: Cards #89-93

  1. why the associative & not the commutative to float on? good solid imagery. i feel uneasy about there having been

    methods of breaking loose
    minds from their injuries
    & conceits.

    but that they don’t seem available now.


    1. I write these things, especially the post cards, rapidly, with maximum attention on twisting up the minds unusual ways, some attention to not repeating my patterns and favored words too much, and minimal attention to forming definite rational statements (or perhaps even working against that). That said, last month I did one for the blog that came out very well, and had me reading for some time about the commutative property on Wikipedia:
      Attempts to write like that more were less succesful. I suppose, ultimately, much of my poetry is imaginary or mythical or plain old lies! Haha. But I have particular interest in chopping in scientific, logical, and math concepts and stuff.

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      1. Hart Crane expresses his poetic method in quite a similar way. i like you poetry a lot. the whole premise of the act doesn’t work for everyone. i think you postcards are especially interesting. when you limit yourself to those taut, almost lyrical postcards you really get it spot on. i think your poems are too sorry to say, intellectually scatter brained (only because i can’t think of a better expression right now, it isn’t a criticism) to work in long form. there needs to be a loose or thematic thread for longer poems, but the short, bursts of the postcards is ideal for your (think of a better way to put it… can’t- perhaps you can help me out) anyway, spot on.


      2. I have managed to thread some longer things together before. Notably ‘AS YOU DISINTEGRATE’ & ‘The Revolt Ever to Collect Its Due’ (links at . But the mind set is different. and the time commitment to be writing 8 pages on paper every day and reviewing and typing up for hours after…. To get a smaller number of usable items. On a different side are these:
        At least the second of which was sort of imitative of form (of ‘My Life as a Ruler’ and ‘My Life as a Subject’ from Meghan O’Rourke’s book Once). I’ll have to check out Hart Crane. Glad you dig my stuff.

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      3. i liked the energy of menagerie & the counterpoint, the becoming that which you tormented, everything gets its comeuppance , a sort of twisted morality tale.
        i didn’t feel my life as a stranger was as tight & i feel it was you trying to imitate form, which you don’t need to do, writing the way you do is much better. some people are very skilled at imitating form with their own sentiment, but it isn’t for everyone.


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