Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Juvenilia: Stories I wish I had never told you

Because I lack the energy today to come up with something new, or even a new addition to something old, I present another piece of juvenilia. I actually like this one, a short imagistic work with a bit of mathematics. More like what I'm writing now, but better for its succinctness. Perhaps.

Stories I wish I had never told you

On my wall, there is a photograph
of my father, and another

of a man in a train station, his arm held
like a paper swan's wing, as though you

could find the square root of something
under his shoulders.


  1. Thank you, sean. I wonder if you would like my more recent, "almost done" pieces .. http://lepuslugubris.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-ritual-of-apology-and-remembrance.html, http://lepuslugubris.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-ritual-of-apology-and-remembrance.html, and http://lepuslugubris.blogspot.com/2013/06/ghosts-fifth-wave.html