Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sometimes I’m terrified of my heart; of its constant hunger for whatever it is it wants. The way it stops and starts

Edgar Allan Poe

For my part I know nothing with any certainty, but the sight of the stars makes me dream.

Van Gog

A thought, even a possibility, can shatter and transform us - Nietzsche

There is a wolf in me…I keep the wolf because the wilderness gave it to me, and the wilderness will not let it go

Carl Sandburg

Friday, March 4, 2011

Fourth of July

If I have any romantic notions left,
please let me abandon them here
on the dashboard of your Subaru
beside this container of gas station
potato salad and bottle of sunscreen.
Otherwise, my heart is a sugar packet
waiting to be shaken open by some
other man’s hand. Let there be another town
after this one, a town with an improbable Western
name—Wisdom, Last Chance—where we can get
a room and a six-pack, where the fireworks
end early, say nine o’clock, before it’s really
gotten dark enough to see them because
everyone has to work in the morning.
I’m not asking for love anymore.
I don’t care if I never see a sailboat again.

- keetje kuipers

Thursday, March 3, 2011