I WAS nine years old, my grandfather took
my brother Lawrence and me up to his chrome
YOU ARE A SOLDIER, you draw pay and eat at
a common mess with the understanding..."
HARPIES were originally the goddesses of
the sweeping storm"
I was in jail, I gave a pint of blood to get
ten days off my sentence"
FRESNO, summer temperatures commonly reached
than the subjective, whimsical evaluations ..."
|"So Harry and I get this great idea for an
would you think of an anthology of contemporary
EARLIEST MEMORY is of falling (or, more likely,
I'M WITH HENRY. Billions of people are sincerely
trying their damnedest..."
WALK with their heads held high, looking
and pirouettes: they're not her baby fingers,
they're her legs.
Lance Goines owns and operates Saint Hieronymus
At First You
ARE NOT fast learners. In fact, we don't
learn at all."
It's Not One Thing...
||I DIDN'T MUCH CARE FOR the enforced communality of,,,
You Make a Mistake...
||THE RUSSIANS have a saying, "The first pancake is...
|The Illusion of Action
||So you look in the mirror and you think to yourself...
||I USED TO HAVE TWO RABBITS, Dolly and Ruby...
||Just like people, every technology has its birth...
To Know You
|PEOPLE ARE SOCIAL CREATURES, and live as much in the minds...
Hope I Die Before
I Grow Old
|I SAW AN OLD MAN shuffling down the street...
Love Paris But...
1968 I SPENT a week alone
in Paris, waiting until the flight on my
El Cheapo ticket...
||PEOPLE MEAN WELL, but still they make mistakes...
||THE HEAVYWEIGHT BOXER Jack Dempsey was once accosted...
||MOST of life is maintenance, with little time or energy to spar...
||MAGPIE EYE spotted the sparkle in the grass by the edge of the sidewalk...
Lot of Things Go
|The flu is going around, and so on Monday I'm going to drop by...
||MY GREAT-GREAT-GRANDFATHER WAS KILLED in the Battle of the Little Big Horn...
||A Post-Industrial Courtesy Book...
||YOU ARE POISED at the edge. Unseen audience hidden in blackness...
||I IMAGINE A NEGATIVE WORLD, in which the Sun casts, not light...
I set out, I saw the past-full Moon on the
I'VE GOT SOMETHING TO SAY and something to do and I don't know...
My life is adorned with children. Some are my relatives but...
||READING is different from a movie. You make the pictures in your head...
grandfather, William Odus Burch, was born
|Music is All Memory
||"There is no now--it's always just over with..."
of the Ordinary
||WHEN you come upon something at random, you must assume...
of the Spheres
||There is no now--it's always just over with or breathlessly awaited. ...
Sweet Eraseable You
||WOMEN have an interesting option, not generally available to men. ...