Friday
Feb112011

The Lead Solution

'Leave me alone: you hear the buds breaking through . . .
a celestial foot rocks you from above
and a bird traces a pattern for you
so you'll forget . . . Thank you. Oh, one request:
if he telephones again
tell him not to keep trying for I have left . . .'

[Excerpt from Alfonsina Storni's I am going to sleep (suicide poem)]

Friday
Nov052010

Barefoot Contessa

Suicide of veterans is an issue that isignored, swept underthe carpet. One man had to walk barefoot to get people to notice. His sign said that eighteen veterans a day commit suicide. At times like these, I like toplay Thin Lizzy's Suicide from Live And Dangerous.