What I Hated the Least Today 136/365: (Not) Healthy

And I am aware of my heart: it opens and closes Its bowl of red blooms out of sheer love of me. The water I taste is warm and salt, like the sea, And comes from a country far away as health. —Sylvia Plath, "Tulips" I blogged about pain management yesterday, mostly because I found … Continue reading What I Hated the Least Today 136/365: (Not) Healthy

What I Hated the Least Today 135/365: Pain Management

The tulips are too red in the first place, they hurt me. Even through the gift paper I could hear them breathe Lightly, through their white swaddlings, like an awful baby. Their redness talks to my wound, it corresponds. —Sylvia Plath, "Tulips" I've been suffering from a new kind of pain the last ten days. … Continue reading What I Hated the Least Today 135/365: Pain Management

What I Hated the Least Today 121/365: Labour May Day

I celebrated Labour Day by labouring on my research paper, which I hope to publish in an obscure academic journal. The deadline for submissions was 1 May, and I started writing on 30 April, deploying the classic tactics of motivation through pressure. My paper turned out somewhat differently than what I promised in the pre-approved abstract. … Continue reading What I Hated the Least Today 121/365: Labour May Day

What I Hated the Least Today 71/365: Howl

The news of spring have been grossly exaggerated. We've had howling wind, horizontal sleet and slush floods these days. When I daringly ventured out to take rubbish to the bin, I couldn't decide which cause of death was most likely to meet me: being blown away, pierced by the whirling hail or drowning in a … Continue reading What I Hated the Least Today 71/365: Howl

Of Cars and Men [Poem]

Pedestrians are people with destinations In their minds And baggage in their hands Too heavy to carry around   But cars— Put your weight away in the trunk And let you guide As though you're in control

Go

Trams come and go Stopping on the go Crawling tediously Counting meters As they go