Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Not Getting Closer

Walking in the dark streets of Seoul
under the almost full moon.
Lost for the last two hours.
Finishing a loaf of bread
and worried about the curfew.
I have not spoken for three days
and I am thinking, "Why not just
settle for love? Why not just
settle for love instead?"

-Jack Gilbert, via

Related link: Two years as a lesbian ex-pat in South Korea

Image: wind map

Monday, April 16, 2012

in anticipation of friday's holiday

A-Trak - Piss Test feat. Juicy J and Danny Brown
4/20 music for my homiez yo. this iz our anthem yooooo!!!!!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Road Trip

The new road runs along the old road. I can see it
still imprinted on the earth, not twenty feet away
as I drive west past silos and farmsteads, fruit stands and hogs.
Once in Kansas, I stood in a field and watched
the stars on the horizon revolve around my ankles.
People are always moving, even those standing still
because the world keeps changing around them, changing them.
When will the cities meet? When will they spread until
there is a single city—avenue to avenue, coast to coast?
What we call "the country" is an undeveloped area
by the side of the road. There is no "country," there is no "road."
It's one big National Park, no longer the wilderness it was.
But the old world exists under the present world
the way an original painting exists under a newer one.
The animals know: their ancient, invisible trails cross
and re-cross our own like scars that have healed long ago.
Their country is not our country but another place altogether.
Anything of importance there comes out of the sky.
In Amarillo the wind tries to erase everything, even the future.
It swoops down to scrape the desert clean as a scapula.
Here among bones and bleached arroyos the sun leans
through my window at dawn to let me know
I'm not going anywhere. There's no more anywhere to go.

-Kurt Brown

Just a reminder, April is National Poetry Month (as well as being the cruellest). Just a reminder: this girl's still got the poetry game on lock.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

10K Day

Hey guys! It's my 10,000th day alive! On earth! (Thanks mom and dad!) Here's how I'ma celebrate:
Here's how you can celebrate: Learn more about the number 10,000. Find your own 10K Day. Come find me at Matchbox tonight. Be merry.

Saturday, April 7, 2012


Drake ~ HYFR Feat. Lil Wayne from OctobersVeryOwn on Vimeo.

this is exactly what my re-bar mitzvah looked like, up to and including lil wayne in a panda mask.
happy passover y'all.