I am sorry for my absence

Posted on February 25, 2010

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I’ve been trying to sort out my life in a new city, which takes a lot of time and doesn’t make for good breezy blog-type reading, not that that’s what I usually post here anyway. I’ll be back soon, just figuring things out. Still working on finishing up the new record, playing shows periodically.

Here is a poem as penance. It’s by Yusef Komunyakaa, who read at the Bowery Poetry Club last night. He was fantastic.

Ode To The Maggot

Brother of the blowfly
And godhead, you work magic
Over battlefields,
In slabs of bad pork

And flophouses. Yes, you
Go to the root of all things.
You are sound & mathematical.
Jesus, Christ, you’re merciless

With the truth. Ontological & lustrous,
You cast spells on beggars & kings
Behind the stone door of Caesar’s tomb
Or split trench in a field of ragweed.

No decree or creed can outlaw you
As you take every living thing apart. Little
Master of earth, no one gets to heaven
Without going through you first.

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