Sunday, March 27, 2011

Things I Did Today
  • Had brunch at Keste Pizzeria. Really liked it, but not as much as Franny's. Saw Tarun for the first time in awhile.
  • Worked from 2:45 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
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Thoughts -- A Poem I Wrote In College

"Killing a Moth with Compressed Air"

I raise the cool metal can to eye-level,
Double-check its strawlike proboscis
And take aim
At a haze of flapping, aimless yet furious,
As if already in the throes of death
The initial blast is a shock to the system
(A sickly foal’s first Russian winter)
The second makes the wings grow stiff
(The foal shivers on the barren steppe)
The third comes at point-blank range
(The foal collapses in the icy gale)
And with a grace it never had in life,
The moth, like a winter leaf, falls

Gingerly, I pick up my freeze-dried specimen
I examine the markings on its wings
And crush it in the fist of victory

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