Friday, September 26, 2008

The Pillory

If we could only use the pillory to reprimand bad executive decisions, I would have more faith in laissez faire capitalism.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Как Писать Как Сорокин

when i was at the university
in the professor's office
the grey haired professor said
that i should be careful about becoming an academic
looking down at me from his wizard's accent
he said that if i wanted to be a writer
i should probably pick some job that wouldn't drain my mind
he said that he once also wrote
and i imagine him in 1965
writing sorokin shorts
lying in a long coat, perhaps on a bed
perhaps in a large old bathtub
half full, a bottle of jameson's or some other cheap brown
next to his left hand, which hangs over the tub
twitching to some obscure baroque tune
once played in a stuffy hall by his ex-lover