David Bowie’s Space Oddity video subversive in how he sits on a stool strumming acoustic, eyes locked on camera, evoking classic stalwart crooners, eg. Bing Crosby & Dean Martin. But Bowie has shaven eyebrows, carrot-top hair standing on end, dilated pupils, pasty skin and lyrics about his hallucinogen-induced celestial orbit.


morning writing purge

i feel that the sky is blue
i feel that my cat is warm
i feel that i am lazy
i feel that my cat sees a bird
i feel i have a better view than my downstairs neighbors do concerning the patio
i feel i can be only literal this morning — that metaphors are still another cup away
i feel the birdsongs
i feel the pre-winter migration
i feel the fall

morning food urges:
cinnamon cruller or pfeffernusse

my poetry & art book wish lists

Is Santa listening yet?


  1. The Collected Poems: Sylvia Plath
  2. New Addresses: Poems by Kenneth Koch
  3. Selected Poems: Frank O’Hara
  4. Tender Buttons by Gertrude Stein
  5. Ozone Journal by Peter Balakian


  1. Cy Twombly: Fifty Years of Works on Paper
  2. Marcel Broothaers: The Complete Prints
  3. Georgia O’Keeffe: A Portrait by Alfred Stieglitz
  4. Pablo Picasso: The Lithographs
  5. Une Semaine De Bonte: A Surrealistic Novel in Collage by Max Ernst