Jul 18, 2014
dictionary : insomnia :: cure : disease

dictionary : insomnia :: cure : disease

Jul 16, 2014
Sometimes you meet a human being who is similarly wild at heart.
David Dodd Lee
Jul 14, 2014

"Our Daily Becoming" by Adam Clay

Like animals moving daily
through the same open field,
it should be easier to distinguish
light from dark, fabrications

from memory, rain on a sliver
of grass from dew appearing
overnight. In these moments
of desperation, a sentence

serves as a halo, the moon
hidden so the stars eclipse
our daily becoming. You think
it should be easier to define

one’s path, but with the clouds
gathering around our feet,
there’s no sense in retracing
where we’ve been or where

your tired body will carry you.
Eventually the birds become
confused and inevitable. Even our
infinite knowledge of the forecast

might make us more vulnerable
than we would be in drawn-out
ignorance. To the sun
all weeds eventually rise up.

 
Jul 14, 2014
To be thankful for the Starbucks lady, Lucy,
who is pissed at me for asking too many questions
about my damn phone app
is one thing.
To be thankful for my wife plastering my face to the bathroom floor
with pancake batter
for missing the bus
is another thing.
I tried to be thankful for my eyes this morning
even though one of them is filled with puss
and the other with marigold juice.
Marigold juice is the stuff that comes from the flower
when you put it between your palms and rub, slowly in prayer,
even though nothing comes out.
It’s the imagined juice of God,
the thing you can’t see when you are not being thankful.
I try to be thankful for the lack of energy that is my laziness
and my lonely best friend with no wife and children
knowing I am as lonely as he
with one wife and two daughters.
Sometimes we travel five minutes to the pier in Red Hook
and it takes hours in our loneliness to know, in our thankfulness,
that if we held hands it’d be a quiet romance for the ages.
I’ll admit, I’m thankful for Justin Timberlake
because he’s better than Beethoven
and my friend Aaron
who lived in the woods with an axe and never used it once.
I try hard to forget love,
to abandon love,
so that one day I will actually be able to love.
Until then, I am thankful that Lucy wanted to spit in my coffee,
or imagined that she did,
and thanked her profusely
for showing me which buttons to push
and how to do it, with just the right amount of pressure,
the whole tips of all my fingers dancing like stars
through the blackness
of a mocha latte, black.
"Slowly in Prayer" by Matthew Lippman
Jul 13, 2014
Gardening is Crystal’s afternoon meditation; watching Crystal garden is mine 😄

Gardening is Crystal’s afternoon meditation; watching Crystal garden is mine 😄

Jul 12, 2014
Lolo taking my book nook very seriously

Lolo taking my book nook very seriously

Jul 11, 2014
I’m proud to announce the launch of WWW.CARLOSANDREWLEON.COM! I had the privilege of shooting the photographs and building the website for my dear and talented friend @carlosleon . Check out the website and let us know what you think! #carlosandrewleon

I’m proud to announce the launch of WWW.CARLOSANDREWLEON.COM! I had the privilege of shooting the photographs and building the website for my dear and talented friend @carlosleon . Check out the website and let us know what you think! #carlosandrewleon

Jul 10, 2014
Jia Min spilled wine and everyone is ecstatic… Happy wine Wednesdays y’all #six5one

Jia Min spilled wine and everyone is ecstatic… Happy wine Wednesdays y’all #six5one

Jul 6, 2014
LOLO #TOTEMSELFIE

LOLO #TOTEMSELFIE

Jul 5, 2014
Mondrian en route to Fort Funston  #definitelyahouse

Mondrian en route to Fort Funston #definitelyahouse

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