Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Bestiary 2: The Yeti

The Yeti is

the last of his kind.

He has some trust issues,

he's been left behind.



A big furry mess!

Take pity on him

but avoid his caress.

For though he seems sad

in tone and inflection -

he's drunk and he's thinking

with his dumb Yetirection.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Bestiary 1: The Dismal Drunk

The Dismal Drunk,

the worst of his sort

too sober to smile

too bored to cavort,

he listlessly sips

an unhappy cup

wondering why he

can’t ever cheer up.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

On That Ass

"Tangible evidences of prowess--trophies--find a place in men's habits of thought as an essential feature of the paraphernalia of life. Booty, trophies of the chase or of the raid, come to be prized as evidence of preeminent force. Aggression becomes the accredited form of action, and booty serves as prima facie evidence of successful aggression."

Thorstein Veblen