Random Photo: Angels’ Knives

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Same photo, tighter crop:

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A photo a day keeps the Doctor in play.

The angels drop
their knives
in the creek bed

The invisible slaughter
of the day

Random Photo

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A photo a day keeps the Doctor in play.

Museum of Joy: Monstrous Anatomy

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Shigeru Mizuki, from Yōkai Daizukai

The Kuro-kamikiri (“black hair cutter”) is a large, black-haired creature that sneaks up on women in the street at night and surreptitiously cuts off their hair.


Poem: Fallen Angel

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Fallen Angel

The chrysalis is broken;
smoldering flesh
trails a crinkle of smoke:
Bloomed wings
tangled in a smiling rope
will shine.

The corroded ikons peel from your breasts:
Saints of snow panting for scripture
will shine out
like a high and narrow gothic window
lets in stained light
to the gloomy charnel of bread and wine.

This is the broken shadow
of promises kept:
Ragged edge;
knife soothed
in a pitcher of razors,
will shine.

Note: This is an old poem. Seems like yesterday, but I wrote it about 1990. It was the last poem of a chapbook I put out, called The Bread of Wolves.  Almost 30 years ago. I also posted it on the original iteration of the Tent Show on Salonblogs, probably 15 years ago, but not here on WordPress Tent Show ’til tonight.

You are old, Father Omed.

Random Photo: Comes Dropping Slow

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A photo a day keeps the Doctor in play.

Sunday Selfie: Kissing the Mask

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I’m still playing with the Olmec mask I bought at an indoor flea market called Crazy Daisy.

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The Ordovician brachiopod I picked up on a gravel bar along Floyds Fork.

Random Photo

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A photo a day keeps the Doctor in play.