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Beware the Woman
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karen karen said: " i am going to do my best. that's it, that's the goal. i am not what i used to be. and that's okay. ...more "

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karen karen said: " WELCOME TO JULY PROJECT!

i am getting a late start, but it's been a while since i did a monthly project at all, so i'm easing my way back into the routine of it. bear with me, RARRRR.

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Michael Boatman
“If only I could figure out how this %$@*@ computer works!”
Michael Boatman

George Elliott Clarke
“All books are merely delayed dust.”
George Elliott Clarke

Hart Crane
“I wanted you, nameless Woman of the South,
No wraith, but utterly—as still more alone
The Southern Cross takes night
And lifts her girdles from her, one by one—
High, cool,
wide from the slowly smoldering fire
Of lower heavens,—
vaporous scars!

Eve! Magdalene!
or Mary, you?

Whatever call—falls vainly on the wave.
O simian Venus, homeless Eve,
Unwedded, stumbling gardenless to grieve
Windswept guitars on lonely decks forever;
Finally to answer all within one grave!

And this long wake of phosphor,
Furrow of all our travel—trailed derision!
Eyes crumble at its kiss. Its long-drawn spell
Incites a yell. Slid on that backward vision
The mind is churned to spittle, whispering hell.

I wanted you . . . The embers of the Cross
Climbed by aslant and huddling aromatically.
It is blood to remember; it is fire
To stammer back . . . It is
God—your namelessness. And the wash—

All night the water combed you with black
Insolence. You crept out simmering, accomplished.
Water rattled that stinging coil, your
Rehearsed hair—docile, alas, from many arms.
Yes, Eve—wraith of my unloved seed!

The Cross, a phantom, buckled—dropped below the dawn.
Light drowned the lithic trillions of your spawn.”
Hart Crane, The Bridge

Cormac McCarthy
cormac mccarthy

Leonard Cohen
“a kite is a victim you are sure of.
you love it because it pulls.”
leonard cohen

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